Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Change the 4th Amendment?


Should the fourth amendment be modified? | DEBATEitOUT.com

Here is the text of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

"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 Warrants 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."


My reply:

Simple.

Hell no it shouldn't be modified. We should leave the Bill of Rights EXACTLY the way the Founding Fathers put it in there!

Further explanation:

This Amendment was put in there for a reason. There should be no reason that anybody should need or want to modify the wording of it. It plainly states that unless there is "probable cause" the right of the people against "UNREASONABLE searches and seizures shall not be violated." That's simple enough.

Personally, I think that if some cops find a meth lab and bust it, the 4th Amendment rights of the property owner were not violated because the cops had probable cause. They knew a crime was being committed there so they ended that crime. That is not unreasonable.

My opinion though.

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