4th Amendment—Then and Now

by Steve Rossiter at canadafreepress.com

In America today Joe Biden and his Marxist minions whine about the limitation put on government by the Constitution. EXACTLY! The Founding Fathers had lived under a system where there were no such thing as protection from unreasonable search and seizure. The government could do whatever it damn well pleased.

The Founding Fathers developed the 4th Amendment to require the government to have a well-defined reason for any search. It required the government representative swear an oath as to the validity of that reason. It required that the government document, in a warrant, with all details of the proposed search. It required a judge to review and validate the content of the warrant and that it demonstrated just cause. For the first 200 years this system worked quite well for the most part because in most instances everyone involved in the process were honorable virtuous people working for the benefit of We the People.

“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.” George Washington