Posts Tagged ‘Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution’

Snail-Mail Snoopers – LewRockwell

July 7, 2013
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The spymasters are yet again caught with their pants down. While they are down, we shall have to see if Americans will live up to the “exceptionalism” we keep hearing about and give those spymasters the figurative caning they deserve, and dismissal from their jobs, together with the entire surveillance state.

Snail-Mail Snoopers – Lew Rockwell:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/07/joe-wolverton-ii/snail-mail-snoopers/

The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution reads:

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.

There is no Supreme Court decision, no Executive explanation, no Congress, that can hide from us what that paragraph means, no matter how much legalese and torturing of non-logic they pour on it.

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Phil Zimmerman is in the news again… Get encryption

June 24, 2013

Phil Zimmerman has long been a hero to people who respect the right as recognized in the Fourth Amendment of the United States. He’s the one who open-sourced PGP (“Pretty Good Privacy“) that can protect your communications from private spying by others, but also apparently protects it from government.

Privacy services companies stand up against Big Brother — RT News:
http://rt.com/news/privacy-services-companies-boom-142/

Got nothing to hide? It seems like it’s the government that has plenty to hide –from US THE PEOPLE!

Matthew 10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be

Why Guns: Mexican Citizens Arrest the Police and Defend Their Town

April 2, 2013
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Hundreds of Armed Vigilantes Seize Mexican Town, Arrest Local Police | TheBlaze.com:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/28/hundreds-of-armed-vigilantes-seize-mexican-town-arrest-local-police/

 

This is exactly why the people –individuals– have a natural right to the means of self-defense, not just a right to self-defense.

 

These people’s own government were oppressing them, robbing them of their natural rights, beginning with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The right to be secure, as the language of the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution says it, be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects.

 

They arrested the whole lot of them, including the chief of police. We’ll see if they get a fair trial.

 

You think it can’t happen in the good ol’ USA? It already did once in Tennessee, where returning veterans stormed the election count and forced them to count the votes openly for a fair election. The crooks that had won by fraud in several elections of course lost in an overwhelming landslide.

 

 

Contraception rule is attack on freedom, distracts from hated nationalized medicine

February 22, 2012
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And it is a brilliant attempt to divide the clergy from the parishioners too.

I had to answer this backwards, upside-down view of the forced-contraception-coverage rule:

http://kepdavis.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/contraception-is-not-about-women/

In my doctrine as a Christian the woman herself with her man should use or not contraception “according to her faith”, although every conception is a gift.

That said, a person has no natural right to forcibly take the goods of another or the fruits of their labor. The cost for providing contraception will not be free no matter how they word some stupid rule, but the semantic acrobatics in the “compromise” fully expose the semantic bankruptcy of the whole thing. If you want the truth, you can see it. The insurance companies will charge the cost to its customers, even if it’s hidden inside all the rest of its overhead of doing business. Everybody knows this. Everyone.

My right to the free exercise of religion does not give me the “right” to take your money to support my pastor, or my religion, or for any other of my own purposes, no matter how sacred a right it is. Especially if it’s against your own religious doctrine, whatever it is, whether you’re a Catholic, Presbyterian, Jew, Moslem, or atheist, even if your doctrine says women should have a “right” to contraception.

THE RULE IS A SCAM TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM WHAT AMERICANS HATE.

The whole ridiculous forced contraception coverage rule is a scam anyway.

It’s meant to distract from the most outrageous violations of liberty since the Congress ceded a currency monopoly to a cartel of private bankers, the Federal Reserve, ruled by the kings of Wall Street.

The people of America HATED and still HATE the TARP bailouts that continued from the Bush era to the Obama administration, they HATE the secrecy of who got what money, they HATE the coverup on who got what, they HATE the “stimulus” that only stimulated more DEBT, they HATE the deficits that BOTH parties have pushed upwards for decades even though most of them don’t realize the national debt is a theft from the poor and middle class. They HATE the Patriot Act and the NDAA and SOPA and PIPA and ACTA and they HATE the fact the president wants the power to finger anybody he wants to in the whole world for indefinite detention, secretly, and for assassination. And they HATED this nationalization of centralized control over the best medical care system known to the entire world, bar none, despite the warts caused mostly by government meddling itself.

Nationalizing the medical industry and private care is an intrusive assault on privacy, the right recognized, not “given”, in the 4th Amendment, to “BE secure in” our private affairs from intrusive monitoring by government:

4th 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.”

That’s besides the fact that the whole thing violates the 10th amendment that forbids the federal government from any authority that is not expressly given in the Constitution.

Defining state markets as interstate markets for the purpose of micro-managing our lives, as was one of the excuses in a recent debate on CSPAN on the subject, has no boundaries. Every intra-state market in any good or service, under that ridiculously expansive justification, might affect the market in another state, and –hello?– that is good, that is the whole idea!

States and nations should compete with each other, they should not have to follow the same centralized economic planning dictates, a practice which has proven time after time and time again to totally brutalize the poorest of the poor that is cynically used to justify their economic and political oppression!

 

Invasion of privacy

November 13, 2011

I’m here on my sofa watching a recording on CSPAN of a Supreme Court hearing on the Antoine Jones case.

From the discussion, it looks like the police tagged his car surreptitiously with a GPS device to follow his movements.

I’m sorry that this (apparently he is a) defense attorney Stephen Leckar is apparently not more technical. He is relying on the potential massive amount of surveillance that the technology of tiny GPS devices give, but he should just call it the equivalent to a wiretap.

Maybe there’s some kind of precedent he’s stepping around, but I wouldn’t care.

I HATE the police surveillance society, I don’t care what anybody else’s expectations are.

Okay, that’s one thing I like about the United States Constitution. It’s plain English. That way we can review the decisions of the Supreme Court for the smell test. Tha’ts the way it should be.

Amendment 4: 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.

Seems to me rather obvious that the Fourth Amendment covers here, if the scenario was like that.

This is about the “right of the people to be secure”. That’s a whole lot stronger than “feel secure”, it’s a whole lot more than “expectations”. They brought up the zillions of cameras all over England watching the moves of everybody in the country.

And in the same stretch of fifteen minutes they brought up Orwell’s 1984 scenarios several times. Ho hum.

That’s the scariest part, as if a scenario in which video surveillance was ubiquitous, and it was expected, that’s okay. Well, it it’s NOT okay.

People should have an expectation that without reasonable grounds, they are secure in their autos without being tagged or followed.

They think a GPS device is in the same Amendment 4 category as 30 agents doing surveillance on someone and following them around?

Hey guys? 3o agents following someone is more than anyone’s normal expectation of security in the person, ya think? Do that to a Supreme Court judge and they’ll call the police on you, even if you are the police! Do that to a cop, and they’ll have their chief call your chief!