March 16, 2016 AD
In the time leading up to the American Revolution, British authorities did as they pleased using Writs of Assistance. According to Encylopedia.com – “Parliament created the writ of assistance during the seventeenth century. Once issued, the writ authorized government officials to look for contraband in private homes and businesses. Normally, the writ placed no limitations on the time, place, or manner of a given search. In the eighteenth century, customs officials in America used the writ to investigate colonial merchants who were suspected of smuggling goods into the country. The writ generally commanded all constables, peace officers, and nearby subjects to help customs officials carry out a search.”
Abuse of our forefathers contributed to ignition of the American Revolutionary War and the abuse was the historical basis for the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.
Today, history repeats itself as tyrannical federal government runs roughshod over our natural rights under the guise of protecting us.
Where was this motive to protect us when Lois Lerner and top IRS officials were doing the bidding of Barack Obama in persecuting American patriots, conservatives who believe in the tenets of our Constitution?
The Department of Justice already knows which of our residents are likely to commit acts of terrorism. They are Muslim immigrants, as is the person central to the DOJ court order to Apple to unlock iPhones of 28-year-old Syed Rizwan Farook and 27-year-old Tashfeen Malik, two Muslims who murdered 14 persons and wounded another 17 before police killed them both. Read more about two young Muslim men, one a U.S. citizen, the other a legal resident from The Guardian: San Bernardino shooting suspects raised few red flags before ‘horrendous’ crime
There was one red flag. They were both Muslims. Is this to say all Muslims should be suspect? Is not the answer yes?
As Apple points out, the DOJ is effectively resurrecting Writs of Assistance whereby unrestricted searches of your person and your property can take place without due process, an action of federal government that nullifies the Fourth Amendment.
Let’s demand our Congressional delegations thwart the DOJ through control of the federal ‘purse strings’. This is to say, not allow any funding for such unconstitutional searches.
President Ronald Reagan warned, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”