Friday, March 1, 2013

the Fourth Amendment is gone

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.
The Supreme Court agreed with the NSA that American citizens have no Fourth Amendment rights in this post-9/11 world. The War on Drugs eliminated the assumption that we the people have a right to be secure in our persons or houses. Now FISA takes care of the rest. 
If all the gun rights crowd gave a s*** about their Constitutional rights they would be "up in arms" -) over this. And then we would have an end to warrantless wiretapping and ...
Because, you see, the gun lobby is so powerful Congress trembles in its collective boots to bend over backwards for them. And the Supreme Court? It's actually a fully owned subsidiary of the NRA. So this is my secret political tactic - get the NRA to back your cause/bill/program. Gosh, fellers, I'll trade you the second for my first and fourth!

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