by the Left Coast Rebel
Who do you think said this yesterday:
Why, it is was no-less than the Former Assistant TSA Admin on Security Checkpoints, Mo McGowan on Fox News ( 2:30 on the video for the money line):
At least he's honest! Who needs a 4th Amendment, anyway?
Hat tip W.C. Varones.
Updated: Dan Miller at PJM:
Under the Fourth Amendment to the 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.
More than two hundred years old, the Fourth Amendment and many other parts of the Constitution often get lost or simply ignored in the fog of bureaucracy en route to enhanced governmental authority over United States citizens. That is not a good thing. Unlike much modern legislation, the language of the Fourth Amendment is short, simple. and relatively easy to understand. However, the often incomprehensible gloss applied through legislation and judicial interpretation has made the very important word “unreasonable” difficult to interpret abstractly.
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