posted on May, 28 2011 @ 11:43 AM
It is quite obvious a majority of citizens oppose the recent extension of the Patriot Act, as well as the Indiana Supreme Court ruling on unlawful
entry. Rarely if ever has there been a groundswell of agreement across political and ideological grounds. Simply put, Americans value freedom and we
value the 4th Amendment.
So what is there to do? I am not an advocate of violence, nor do I think mass DC protests accomplish much, and our election process frankly is
hampered by our elected leaders often times ignoring both the will of the people as well as the Constitution. However there is bulletproof mechanism
in place to make the peoples voices heard....
A Constitutional Amendment. Article 5 of the US Constitution is the mechanism for change that our founding fathers wisely inserted into the document
to make sure the voice of the people is heard. For those unfamiliar with the specifics:
Ironically what I am proposing is an Amendment that assures the sacrosanct nature of the 4th Amendment. The wording could be quite simple:
"No branch of government nor government agency on any level, has the right to allow the conduct of unreasonable or warrantless searches or seizures.
All authority for searches or seizures of any type or means, is to be derived strictly in accordance with the 4th Amendment of the Constitution of
these United States of America."
(I'm sure some legal scholar can come up with more appropriate wording).
The passing of such will assure that we maintain the rights that we American citizens hold near and dear to our hearts. Let's take back our rights
and show the world the the United States of America was and is again truly the greatest freedom loving nation in history.