May 1, 2014

PA Supreme Court: Warrantless Searches of Cars OK

In America, we have certain, inalienable rights issued to us at our birth or joining of the United States. Slowly, those rights are being taken away from us. The freedom to assemble, to own and bear firearms in defense of oneself and the nation, and to have privacy and protection from warrantless searches and seizures.

Pretty soon they won't need a warrant to search my home, either.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that law enforcement may conduct warrantless searches of cars based upon 'reasonable probable cause'. What constitutes 'reasonable' is different from the motorist versus the police.

The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution reads:

"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.

This is clear cut and dry. It is a blatant violation of your rights if you are a Pennsylvania citizen- and your rights if you are just traveling through our state. There are two options when faced with erroding rights by an out of control government. Make those responsible accountable, or/and fail to comply. Obviously #1 is not possible- there is no reprimand for government officials. Our government officials are not held to a standard or to the authority of the American people, and protect themselves from such charges.

If you want to search my car- even under threat of taser, arrest or death, you will get a warrant. I will inspect this warrant specifying what is to be searched and seized; then I will gladly step out of my vehicle and comply.

This is America. Not Russia, Turkey or other rights suppressing countries.You people swore an oath to protect our Constitution and our people. Now fucking do it or make way for people who will.

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