The 4th Amendment

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” This is the first sentence of the first paragraph, if you don’t count the preamble, of our declaration of war against the fatherland — England for those of you that didn’t take any history classes.

“that all men are created equal.” That pretty much says it all now doesn’t it? Not that black people are only worth 3/5 ths of a white man or only white men who hold property can vote or some men are more equal than others and women don’t count at all. All Men Are Created Equal. There. That’s settled.

“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.”

It didn’t take long after the US Constitution was ratified by the States that a few changes were made, and we know these changes as The Bill of Rights. “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.” is the 4th amendment to the US Constitution.

Now America or The United States of America is an idea more than it is a place. Under the Bush government we argued, I still can’t believe it, over how much pain constitutes torture and isn’t torture really all right in times of war? And now at the end of the Obama government we find that a foreign power with the encouragement of a candidate for the office of President of the United States influenced our election process. And what are we arguing about now? That the information disseminated by that foreign power or as Ronald Reagan named it The Evil Empire, that information illegally obtained is o-kay because our 4th amendment doesn’t apply to foreign nations.

Really? So for anyone accused of a crime in the USA all the authorities need to do is ask the KGB to investigate? No warrants. No probable cause. Just knock the door down. Intercept communications. Do whatever is necessary to obtain a conviction and it’s all o-kay because it wasn’t done by US citizens?

Does this make sense? Do you want to live in this sort of a world?

About Art

55 years old. By training, ability and experience I am a master toolmaker. My most recent projects include designing and building a process to grind a G rotor pump shaft with four diameters and holding all four diameters within plus or minus 4 microns of nominal. This was an automated process using two centerless grinders refitted to my specifications using automatic load and unload machines plus automatic feedback gauging. I also designed and built an inspection machine to check for the presence and size of a straight knurl on a hinge pin using a vision system for non-contact gauging.
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2 Responses to The 4th Amendment

  1. Marc Mauss says:

    What twisted mind came up with this garbage? Never mind. I know.

    First of all, Russia wasn’t involved in Hillary’s epic loss. Two rags kpurporting to be news papers) claim the CIA said Russia did it, but the CIA won’t confirm that and the FBI emphatically states that there is no evidence that Russia was involved. People with first-hand knowledge say there was no Russian involvement, and there is reason to believe an insider, who was digested with the rigged primary that gave delegates to Hillary even though Sanders won the votes, who leaked the emails.

    The question of who leaked the emails is far less important than the content of those emails and the corruption and illegal activities they exposed. Whoever exposed this criminal enterprise should be given a medal.

    As to the Fouts Amendment, it prohibits our government from searches without a warrant. It does NOT prohibit individuals from doing ANYTHING; that’s why we have STATE laws for that.

    Foreign countries are not subject to our laws; they are beyond our jurisdiction. Let’s focus on the illegal activities and gross corruption in the democrat party instead of letting them once again deflect their malfeasance by falsely blaming it on an anti-muslim video – or Russia.

    • Art says:

      Thank you Marc for the kind comments about the state of my mind. You should stop and wipe the spittle from you computer’s display before it dries.
      Firstly it is the Central Intelligence Agency telling us that it is Russian computer experts breaking into computers on US soil.
      Secondly it does matter who broke into the computers and disseminated the information contained therein. Especially when it is a foreign government with an agenda all its own.
      Now in the early 1990s the Clinton’s were persecuted for their interest in an Arkansas real-estate deal known as Whitewater and yes they skirted close to the line but here in 2016 that’s not the point anymore. The current nominee for President of the United States, Mr. Trump has business entanglements with foreign governments around the world and you have no problem with this going forward?
      I shouldn’t even mention the right to privacy but seriously Marc? Just because you have an emotional hatred of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton they no longer have a right to the privacy of their persons and papers? Once you begin there, where do you stop?

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