Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What's the 4th Amendment?

A while back we saw a terrorist attack in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. We also saw the police overreach their powers by searching a several block radius door-to-door without benefit of a search warrant. No one seemed to think that that was a violation of the US Constitution - but it was! That's a perfect example of unlawful search and seizure!

Big governments like to establish Police States. That way they can control people and make them behave the way the government want them to behave.

Now we see an extension of the POLICE STATE being legislated in Massachusetts. This time, they openly want to be able to search your home unannounced, without ANY search warrants. They merely want to see if gun owners have their firearms "properly" stored.

There are two things to note about this proposed law. First, these unwarranted searches ONLY apply to gun owners. Everyone else will be exempt. Second, the law totally ignores the 4th Amendment which states:

"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 per- sons or things to be seized."

The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights that prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. It was adopted in response to the abuse of the writ of assistance, a type of general search warrant issued by the British government and a major source of tension in pre-Revolutionary America.

Apparently Selectman Barry Greenfield (D, MA) has never read the law of the land. What's worse is that citizens in Massachusetts are actually starting to believe that this is a good idea.

Singling-out and castigating individuals such as gun owners is the exact same thing that the NAZIS did when they went after the JEWS! This can't be happening here in America!

History repeats. Americans be forewarned!

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