The Fourth Amendment to the 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.”
I see a few keywords here, “secure in their… papers” (could that just possible mean information?) “no warrant” without “probable cause supported by oath”( another excellent phrase). Hmm… did the Founding Fathers suspect that even their own new govermnent might get too big and nosy someday? Maybe they had prior experience, oh maybe like King George the III.
Seems to me the Founding Fathers were the “Smartest Guys in the Room”, and still are.
I have heard of instances where a homeowner, harrassed by a sensless worker, quoted the Fourth Amendment and then shut the door. Hmm…
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