Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fourth Amendment

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” — James Madison, principle author of the Constitution.
Republicans do not much care for the rights of people. They would have been the Tories of 1775, the Democrats would have been the Patriots. Now, most Republicans believe in the second amendment, at least they believe in getting the gun fans’ votes . They do not seem to understand, that the right to bear arms, is there to protect the citizen/resident against the power of the unleashed state. The second amendment guarantees* are guaranteed to ensure and support the rights recognised in the fourth amendment, so anyone who tries to destroy, impinge and detract from the fourth, likewise wishes to do the same to the second.

Well, the fourth amendment is a statement based on the maxim, “A man’s home is his castle.” The wretched, virtually impotent, and disrespected, anonymous, man of little note is still the lord of what is his. The world
’s greatest power does not have the absolute, unrestricted authority to violate the poor soul, and this includes the local police force.

The acts and trespasses of bush
junior’s regime have violated the Constitution. The vile provisions, of the orwellian monstrosity, “Patriot Act ”, and the immunity of the nefarious FISA, have attacked us. No patriot can be a willing party to them, and the like. They are totalitarian measures not compatible with free men.

The spirit of the rights guaranteed have been transgressed by other than government forces. Required blood, and drug tests are contrary to our freedoms. A personal aside, I am not now or have ever been a druggie. My union coerces, its members to undergo urine tests, for a drug screen, which I am told are, just for marijuana. I have to have a card, in order to take a job, or to stay employed. Some contractors push for this. One is always suspect. One reaches an age and has never, after ‘x’ number of tests failed; he is still suspect, and of course, the testing company makes profit. Sometimes the police, for all practical purposes, force breath analyzer tests. As a nation, we are far less free, than a generation ago, and the pace of the erosion has sped up. The majority of the populace does not mind, until, of course, they become the fly in the cobweb.
*Rights are not given by the state, they are recognised and sometimes guaranteed or supported. The only one who can grant these rights, is He, Whom us did create, whom the founders (most prominently, Thomas Jefferson, the founder of the Democracy) of the Republic referred to as “nature’s God. ”
†On the 9 July 2008 senate vote, 69-28-3, gave immunity to the phone companies, another victory for chimpy. Perhaps, the courts will rule it unconstitutional, but again, there are too many fascists on the Supreme Court. While many Democrats disgraced themselves, and voted with the criminal-in-chief, not one Republican said, “NO”. Obama voted yes, McCain did not vote.

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