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Is the “Forth Amendment” Under Attack Once More?

April 1, 2008

Acording to Channel 4 in Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania State Police are performing random valid licenses checks on Pa. highways. They are being conducted much as they would conduct D.U.I. checkpoints.

You would think that instead of getting mad these people would be asking about their rights, but as we are told by many on the Neo-Con side we don’t need to worry unless we have something to hide. And it is that attitude that allows the Patriot Act to prosper under this administration. More over it is why they treat the Constitution like a, “Goddamn piece of paper.” That quote comes from a meeting in November of 2005, on The Patriot Act.

Capital Hill Blues

“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!.”

Back to the matter at hand. I believe random checks are unconstitutional because, they are unreasonable search and seizure, but also it is confrontation without probable cause. Therefore you are not secure in your person or papers. The Supreme Court did find it illegal for states to set up illegal drugs checkpoints, the public highway, the court found in that case limited public safety issues versus right to privacy in that balancing test the right to privacy won.

Amendment 4 – Search and Seizure. Ratified 12/15/1791.
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 pertains to the federal government, and was ruled on by the Supreme Court to be held up to the States also, as it falls under the Fourteenth Amendment Section 1.

1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The State Police say that they are doing this to cut down on fatalities, and keep the roads safer overall.

On Friday and Monday, during a total of nine hours, troopers issued 90 citations, arrested two wanted people, made two DUI arrests, one drug arrest, had four cars towed and wrote between about 60 warnings.

With all of that said and the fruit of their labor known, whether it is for the good or not will yet to be seen. Because if this is not challenged, where will it stop? When they come in your house when you aren’t there to see if your papers are in order? Oh wait they can already do that.

ABA

Ps. You will find a video on the story at WTAE

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. RoseMarie Eidshahen permalink
    October 7, 2008 1:21 pm

    I STRONGLY BELIVE THAT THE LAW,D.C.F. ECT. HAVE NO RESPECT FOR ANY OF THE CONSTATUCNELL RIGHTS. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR AS BUSH STATED… THESE ARE NOT JUST PIECES OF GODDAMN PAPERS.

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  2. JustOrdinary permalink
    April 2, 2008 12:22 am

    Absolutely fucking amazing! Great post…good to bring it to the attention of the people. Keep up the good work Aba!

    JO

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