Question of the Day, March 25..

Question: What does the Forth Amendment provide?

Amendment IV, (text)…

“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.” (Source, billofrightsinstitute.org)

Tapping into cyberspace…

The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) to the “United States Constitution” is the part of the “Bill of Rights” which guards against (unreasonable) “searches and seizures”, along with requiring any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by “probable cause”…

According to Webster: probable cause, Reasonable grounds for belief that an accused person may be subject to arrest or the issuance of a warrant.

Continuing…

..It was adopted as a response to the abuse of the “writ” of assistance,…

According to Webster: writ, (in context) A written order issued by a court, commanding the party to whom it is addressed to perform or cease performing a specified act.

Continuing…

..which is a type of general search warrant, in the American Revolution. Search and arrest should be limited in scope according to specific information supplied to the issuing court, usually by a law enforcement officer, who has sworn by it.

In Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961), the Supreme Court ruled that the Fourth Amendment applies to the states by way of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The 14th amendment, “Due Process Clause”…

The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments. (Source Wikipedia)

Due Process Clause…

Its Due Process Clause prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons of life, liberty, or property without certain steps being taken to ensure fairness. This clause has been used to make most of the Bill of Rights applicable to the states, as well as to recognize substantive and procedural rights. (Source Wikipedia)

Equal Protection Clause…

Its Equal Protection Clause requires each state to provide equal protection under the law to all people within its jurisdiction. This clause was the basis for Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the Supreme Court decision which precipitated the dismantling of racial segregation in United States education. In Reed v. Reed (1971), the Supreme Court ruled that laws arbitrarily requiring sex discrimination violated the Equal Protection Clause.

The amendment also includes a number of clauses dealing with the Confederacy and its officials. (Source Wikipedia)

Continuing…

..In Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967), the Supreme Court ruled that a party is considered to have been searched, for Fourth Amendment purposes, if that party had a “reasonable expectation of privacy”. (Source Wikipedia)

In United States v. Jones, 565U.   S. (2012), the Supreme Court ruled that a search for Fourth Amendment purposes also occurs when law enforcement trespasses on a person’s property for information gathering purposes, even if that person had no reasonable expectation of privacy. (Source Wikipedia)

Editorial: “If an individual or an entity demands to know what is in my pocket, “they or it,” are invading my privacy. When I buy a lottery ticket, I do so with the full expectation that I have the same opportunity to win as anyone else who has purchased a ticket for the same drawing, while at the same time, I have no expectation that any individual or any agent of a municipality or government to have access to the numbers on my ticket.

When I buy a ticket to watch a movie in a theater that is licensed to do business as a movie theater, I do so with the expectation that my fourth amendment rights will not be abused between the time I buy the ticket and take my seat.

Accordingly, if I were to buy a ticket to ride on an airplane that is duly authorized and licensed by the proper authority to do business as an airline, I would expect to be treated as a patron, not a suspect. Which of course is why I have not and will never purchase a ticket to fly on a commercial air transport for whatever period of time our government deems it necessary to invade my privacy.

In the America that I grew up in and maintain for myself, there “was” and “is” (no invasion) of my privacy. As I forbid it by simply “not” patronizing enterprises that demand to know what I have in my pocket.”

Terrorism reduced to its “common denominator,” and/or “simplest form” is nothing more than a (criminal act.)

A criminal act that in most cases is and has been a (criminal act) for “decades” prior to the introduction of “our” current societies “term” to blanket numerous (criminal acts) into a lump sum that we have all been reprogrammed to accept as “terrorism.”

..again, a Rose by any other name.

Question: If hijacking an airplane is an act of “terrorism,” why is hijacking an automobile, “not” an act of terrorism?

Tapping into cyberspace…

 

                       

“The United States is home to the largest passenger vehicle market of any country in the world. Overall, there were an estimated 254.4 million registered passenger vehicles in the United States according to a 2007 DOT study. ( source Wikipedia)

This number, along with the average age of vehicles, has increased steadily since 1960, indicating a growing number of vehicles per capita. The United States is also home to three large vehicle manufacturers: General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler, which have historically been referred to as the “Big Three.” Chrysler however is no longer among the top three; but is number five, behind Toyota and Honda. The motor car though has clearly become an integral part of American life, with vehicles outnumbering licensed drivers.” (Source Wikipedia)

Editorial: Although I fully realize that most Americans no longer take an ax in hand to acquire the material to build a home or raise their transportation from a colt, nevertheless, being an individual prone to “self reliance” and “personal responsibility,” I find present day (current) America rapidly approaching an “abomination.”

According to Webster: a·bom·i·na·tion, (in context) An Abhorrence; disgusting.

Question: Do I enjoy watching television? ..

Reply: Yes, ..albeit not nearly as much hunting, ..fishing, ..or simply taking a walk in nature.

Question: Why don’t I go hunting, fishing, or simply take a walk in nature instead of watching television?

Reply: Because after 46 years as a productive individual in America’s workforce, ..I now “subsist” on the pittance that I receive from “Social Security” after the individuals that I, ..and. “we the people” trusted, (misappropriated and blew) “our” money.

According to Webster: sub·sist, maintain life.

Question: Do we, “We the People,” have a good choice in our upcoming November 6 election?

Reply: Absolutely not. Albeit, ..if the “rank and file” in America wish to choose “self-reliance and personal responsibility,” (work) over standing by while America becomes a “third world nation” via Barack Obama’s affinity for socialism, (welfare) ..and his affinity for anti-imperialism/colonialism, (his hatred of capitalism – inherited from his anti-colonialist father) ..then you will choose, (as has “sadly” been the case too many times in recent decades,) ..to “NOT” vote for an individual that you like, ..but rather, ..to vote “AGAINST” the candidate “YOU LIKE THE LEAST.”

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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