The forrth amendment to the U.S. Constitution states the following: “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 person to be seized.”
Since 2001, with the passage of laws like the Patriot Act and with new and intrusive technologies like body scanners at airports making its way in to the light, one must wonder if the forth amendment is still applicable today. Sadly, there are many politicians, judges and political pundits (Progressives, “moderates,” liberals and conservatives) that are saying that it does not. These people, all of them, state because of the war on terror, because of safety and because of the need of government to generate revenue, all this trumps the Bill Of Rights. I find this to be very much wrong.
If the Constitution is the law of the land, then it must be treated as such. There can be no digression, no cutting of corners and no setting aside of the law for any purpose, noble or evil. Therefore, the choice is clear to me: follow the law or be ruled by fiat. I choose to follow the Constitution which is and always will be law.