All I am saying is that the continual stripping of the Fourth amendment is collectivley what is chipping away at what our Founding Fathers had in mind. The idea that government can straddle the definitions and use statements such as " reasonable suspicion", and that without any oversight, checks and balances, to keep them within the context of the Constitution, we are sacrificing what we as a nation have been fighting for all along. That is all I am worried about...
The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) to the United States Constitution is one of the provisions included in the Bill of Rights. The Fourth Amendment guards against unreasonable searches and seizures, and was designed as a response to the controversial writs of assistance (a type of general search warrant), which were a significant factor behind the American Revolution.
Toward that end, the amendment specifies that judicially sanctioned search and arrest warrants must be supported by probable cause and be limited in scope according to specific information supplied by a person (usually a peace officer) who has sworn by it and is therefore accountable to the issuing court.
End of story, the bill passed.
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