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Does the government work for us and we work for the government when the police show up your house allowed a warrant as required by the constitution -- you let them again.
Tonight property rights and the constitution.
When we were colonists and ruled by the king of England he devised ingenious ways to tax us.
One of the most hateful was called the stamp act -- require that -- -- in the colonies affix a stamp.
To every piece of paper in his possession.
Thus every book letter and financial document every mortgage deed and -- every attempt what are poster.
Destined being -- to a tree had to bear the king stamped.
Question how did the British government know if all your papers had the -- stamp affixed to them.
Answer parliament enacted the writs of assistance act these abominable laws permitted British soldiers to write their own search warrants.
That's British soldiers could knock on the door -- of a columnist and hand the dollar piece of paper on which the soldier had authorized himself to Wentz have -- enter the home.
To look for the stamps this was the last straw for many of our forefathers of the -- here was so great.
-- the stamp back on the writs of assistance -- were actually repealed by the parliament.
But it was too late.
Any government that will permit its agents to enter a private home on a win.
Without any evidence of any crime economists reasoned could do anything -- wanted to property and liberty it was time for that government to golf.
So go it did we fought a revolution we won the revolution we wrote a constitution.
And in the constitution the framers assure that the government that they created here would never be able to do to them what the king and parliament had done.
-- the Fourth Amendment of the constitution.
Which guarantees the right to be left alone.
It requires that the government can only come -- to private property without the consent of the occupant -- it has a search warrant.
And search warrants may only be issued by judges and judges my only issue search warrants after they have found probable cause of a crime on the property.
For 200 years this right to privacy was more often than not respected by the government.
Then after 9/11 our freedoms began to unravel congress enacted the Patriot Act.
It permits federal agents to write their own search warrants and serve them on persons who have custody of your records that includes your grocer your telephone company your computer server.
Your car dealer you're jeweler your ball dig your lawyer your bank or your doctor even your -- -- -- the government capture your computer keystrokes as you type or read your mail before you received.
Because it doesn't care about the constitution.
And now the congress that would be the same congress that wants the tax -- the death.
And wants to thrust its version of health care upon you is considering an extension of the Patriot Act.
Why in heaven's name would -- -- our -- government do to us what we fought a revolution against 230 years ago.
It gets worse last week the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that you have no right in Indiana to refuse the police -- to your home.
Even if they -- a search warrant even if there is now emergency even if they're not looking for evidence of a crime.
The court utterly disregarded the Fourth Amendment and ruled that the violence that the police would cause by forcing their way into your home.
Is greater harm then letting them in there where they have no right today.
In Indiana the right of the police to break down your front door is a higher right then your home is your castle it gets worse than that.
Yesterday the US Supreme Court and and a 21 decision.
Written by my boyhood friend and college classmate justice Samuel Alito.
Ruled that if the police smell what they think is marijuana in the -- of an apartment building.
Then they can break down the door of the apartment from which they think the smell is coming.
This is why we have a constitution.
Suppose their sense of smell is wrong suppose what they're smelling is coming from another apartment.
Suppose they're smelling legal medical marijuana supposedly weight and get a warrant like they're supposed to.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented she wrote that the Fourth Amendment was written to protect us all from police access.
And police mistakes and if this wasn't the case in which a warrant would be required.
Then nothing is.
What's going on here.
It is the slow erosion of freedom and property rights in each of these cases the Patriot Act letting the FBI do just what British soldiers did.
And the Indiana and US supreme court's ruling -- the end justifies the means the government has denied property and privacy rights.
In deference to making the job of police easier.
Easier while it would be far easier -- cops and FBI agents could arrest whomever they wanted.
And invade wherever they want it and sees what -- they want it.
Who would want to live in a society the permitted that.
Freedom is the default position.
It is sometimes necessary to tolerate the criminality of a few.
In order to preserve the natural rights of -- soul.
That is a core American value being destroyed by our government right before it's tomorrow I'm freedom watch senator Mike Lee who says he might.
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