4 votes

Clear Violations

Passing through an airport recently, it occured to me that the fourth amendment is being clearly violated.

4th amendment: 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.

It is clear that one is searched in an airport by TSA. Is the search "unreasonable?" Clearly, the wording of the amendment relates what is "reasonable" to "warrants" and, thus, to "probable cause." Both warrants and probable cause are related to the belief that a criminal act has been committed. There is no basis for probable cause, a warrant, or a search because someone plans to get on an airplane.

Thus, the entire function of the TSA, to conduct unreasonable searches, is to violate the fourth amendment.

Why aren't there dozens and hundreds of cases making their way to the supreme court? There are thousands of people having their fourth amendment rights violated every day.

In addition, the second amendment is violated:

2nd amendment: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Clearly, this says "the people" should be able to keep and bear their arms on an airplane. But we're not allowed to keep and bear our arms on an airplane, so here we have an even clearer violation.

Again, why isn't this under consideration by the supreme court?

If you haven't seen the first 30 minutes of Larken Rose's video "It can't happen here," you should watch it. He really lays out nicely 5 fundamental "barriers to tyranny" and their current state in America:

1. limited powers (gone)
2. due process (gone)
3. presumption of innocence (gone)
4. freedom to dissent (infringed but mostly in tact)
5. armed populace (infringed but mostly in tact)

What was the winning video in Alex Jones' contest anyway?