DOMESTIC SPYING AND THE 4TH AMENDMENT
The Bushies are now saying that “reasonable” searches and seizures don’t need a warrant from a court. That really reveals what they think of our rights, that they think warrants are for “unreasonable” searches/seizures. Actually the Amendment outlaws unreasonable searches/seizures, requiring a warrant for all others – as a plain reading of the words indicates. The authorities must prove to a judge that the proposed search/seizure is reasonable – they may not simply assert or presume it. “Reasonable” equals “probable cause.”
Not that it’s hard to convince a judge to grant a search warrant in this country….
Ironically, if Republicans approached the Second Amendment the way they’re approaching the 4th, only members of “well-regulated militias” would have the right to bear arms!