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deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,
it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,
and to institute new Government

Sunday, May 07, 2017

You Must Be Prepared To Die For The Fourth Amendment

From Return of Kings:
We live in a digital age of mass surveillance. This should come as no surprise to any of the red-pilled readership here at Return of Kings. From Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency’s metadata gathering program to cameras on every street corner, it is very easy to lose sight of what is truly important in this national debate: All arguments, debates and discussions boil down to one question: Are you prepared to die for the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United 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 persons or things to be seized. 
The Fourth Amendment has been interpreted as a right to privacy, and has its origins in English Law whereas there were certain places that the King could not go. “A man’s home is his castle” as was found in English legal texts dating to the 17th century. In this age of the threat of terrorism, certain liberties are under siege by many well-meaning individuals and policymakers. 
Many (if not most) have the usually-laudable goal of preventing people from dying in terrorist attacks. Some (probably a minority) support mass surveillance to further dishonorable means. I can respect those individuals who are truly well-meaning, even if they are wrong. They are wrong because the Fourth Amendment is very important, and worth risking our lives for. 
Sacrificing the Fourth Amendment upon the altar of saving our lives is the wrong choice: Benjamin Franklin put it perfectly when he said, “Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither.”
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017 11:57:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017 1:21:00 pm  

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