…if you can!!!
By Jonathan Stempel
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge ruled on Friday that police had a constitutional right to randomly search passengers’ bags on the New York City subway to deter terrorist attacks.
Uh…right. I can’t find police powers discussed anywhere in the constitution. And the police, being an organization, have no rights, only individuals have rights (that is correct kiddies, there are no such thing as state rights, either).
Don’t ‘cha just love federal judges making decisions on constitutionality when they haven’t even read the thing!
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.
Anybody see any exceptions for New York City?
And don’t give me that “We live in different times today” crap. Hell, the people who started this country would be called terrorists today. Principles don’t change…unless you are unprincipled…then the sky is the limit.
“That no free government, or the blessing of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.”
— George Mason, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, 1776
“Whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.”
— Thomas Jefferson, Draft Kentucky Resolutions, 1798. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, (Memorial Edition) Lipscomb and Bergh, editors, ME 17:380