Open thread Oct. 4. 2013 Dan Crawford | October 4, 2013 7:12 am Tags: open thread Comments (2) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Goodbye Fourth Amendment? Goodbye Constitution?
When I was growing up the beef with the Supreme Court — beginning with the Warren Court — was that it kept finding individual rights that weren’t there. Now, the worm has seemed to have turned 180 degrees. Now, individual rights seem to be disappearing one by one.
Latest personal example: checking out in Target last week the clerk requested my picture government ID — my driver’s license — which she used her laser reader to record whatever you call the bar on the back with — because I was buying a bottle of Drano, which she explained to me could be used to make illegal drugs.
Ipso facto, the government cannot record the IDs of people who — remotely — might commit a crime.
My answer to the executive trampling on Fourth Amendment privacy is federal legislation making it a crime to instigate massive intrusions at least the most massive examples: broad NSA snooping, 20 square blocks of homes in a Boston suburb searched without warrants, NYPD’s random stop-and-frisk policy.
But, what national policy can stop legislatures from hatching privacy invading schemes? Maybe only people waking up while there is something left to fight back with.
civil rights long gone. only the fact that you don’t come to their attention protects you.
case in point. lady fires shotgun in air to persuade bank employee to not force his way onto her property to “examine” it for foreclosure related neglect. she gets charged with a felony.
i am wondering how to protect my family from criminal bankers without getting sent to jail.