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Your Rights Under Attack: What A Difference 100 Miles Makes

• jonathanturley.org
 It is a topic that brought many of us to this blog and a topic that draws more audience every day. The latest victim of tyranny is the 4th Amendment. The 4th Amendment to the U.S. 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.”

Seems pretty straight forward. However, the DHS has apparently decided to void the Constitution if you live within 100 miles of the U.S. border. Your electronics may be seized and your data searched if you live or are travelling within 100 miles of the border.

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Comment by Thomas Hosburgh
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You people are too scared to impeach me, you do not have the guts, I am wrecking the constitiion, the economy, I heat this place, and, all of it,s people    i have let americans die in benguzzie, destroyed the dollar, and that is just the begining,    When I am through you will all have no money, and no rights, And I will be the 1st dectator, to run and control everthing in the USA,  death, to the USA   thats just tuffe           Obama!
Comment by Powell Gammill
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Wow, PureTrust, I must have missed that State of Emergency clause in my reading of the CONstitution.

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Comment by Ed Price
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This is not an erosion of rights. Rather, it is our rights being exercised. How? Under the state of emergency that Homeland Security was created, such things as this become legal, and an upholding of our rights. We have accepted the Constitution and the state of emergency as part of our rights.

Who determines what a state of emergency is and how long it can last? A lot of people are still scared over 9/11, including Congress. So they agree with the President, at least to some extent. Don't Constitutional provisions allow Congress and the President to determine aspects of what an SoE is, and when it is to exist?

At what point does the state of emergency become the emergency itself, and who determines when we have reached that point? If we, the people, feel that the state of emergency is over, we need to lobby Congress so that they order the President to stop it. We need to out-lobby all those who are lobbying for continued SoE. We need to get after our State Governments to put pressure on our Senators from the State.

When is it the time to literally make a Congressional Act - a law - that says that the SoE is to be repealed or rescinded? We need to put pressure on Congress to make changes.

I, also, have been lax in raising my voice.


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