“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 Warrents 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.”
It is easy to see how the 4th Amendment has repeatedly been violated on a daily basis if one just takes the time to understand what it is they are reading. People are no longer secure. We have allowed ourselves and our neighbors to be violated. “
Probable cause” was never intended to be used by law enforcement as a catch-all to take away our rights. It meant that if there was an injured party that party could go to the authorities and swear out a complaint. At that point a Warrant would be issued on behalf of the injured party. The State was never intended to be the complainant. That is just a created fiction used by law enforcement to deprive you of your rights. Next time you see the State as the victum ask the officer, or prosecutor or judge to define “The State”. Unless they are personally injured and ALL sign a complaint the body collective cannot be the complaintant. And real estate cannot be a complainant.
This also limits law enforcement to searches of only what is mentioned in the Warrant. They are given no easement to search what is not covered in the Warrant. The Warrant must be specific. And anything NOT covered in the Warrant cannot be seized.
The term “confidential informant” is also a ruse used by law enforcement as an end run around not only the 4th Amendment but the 6th as well. […to be confronted with the witnesses against him…]. It is an easy thing to let law enforcement convince you that it is all for the greater good but once a right is taken away you will never get it back.
One curious thing I have noticed about the 4th Amendment is that the search of the person is missing. I believe the founders never intended for the person to be searched. I can only imagine what the colonists suffered at the hands of the Kings officers and believe they wanted to preserve the dignity of the people.
I think it is not only time to hold our elected representatives accountable but ourselves as well. Read the founding documents and understand what it is the founders gave you. Do it now before it is too late. If it isn’t already.