Monday, January 23, 2006

The Fourth Amendment

From The National Archives:
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.
No citizen can be searched, and that includes wiretaps, unless a warrant that is based on probable cause is issued. The government has made a nice allowance for national security that makes it possible to do a search as long as you get a warrant for it after the fact in a reasonable amount of time. The government even set up a court to rubber-stamp national security warrants... a court that's only denied a handful of warrants in the entire time it's been operating.

So explain to me why Bush thinks it's ok to ignore the Fourth Amendment and conduct illegal searches without ever getting a warrant.

Then explain to me why we haven't already impeached Bush and tossed him in jail for this act of treason.

How can anyone in this entire nation be stupid enough to still support Bush?

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