Whistle blowers and security violations are in the news. On the large scale we have people who have revealed the things our government is doing to invade our privacy. On the local level we see a person who reveals that the prosecutor in the Zimmerman case, the representative of the people, was illegally withholding vital evidence. That whistle blower is fired. The lawyer makes the talk show circuit. We see a judge who dumps an additional charge of manslaughter at the end of the case. As far as I know she is still on the bench. We have all run into cops or TSA agents who seem to enjoy being a blip on the radar of our life. They will be there next time you come by.
What does it take to remain free? My son and I were recently discussing this. How can I, as an average citizen, expect to live without the agents of the government intruding into my home and my private papers without any kind of due process? Let me quote an old document to you. It is called the Constitution of the United States. This is the Fourth Amendment to that Constitution.
“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.”I have just come through a TSA security checkpoint. My person was violated. My effects were violated. Was there a warrant? Did someone give an oath declaring that I was a risk to the nation? What part of probable cause and due process have these people forgotten? I would question if they ever knew about it.
What is really scary is watching the sheeple be rayed and examined with not a whimper of protest. I watch entire families ushering their children through, preparing them for the next step backwards. How do we maintain freedom when so many want to take it away?
To be continued...
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