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Saturday, August 15, 2015

2 Minutes of Truth

The dust-up between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over presidential fidelity to the Constitution — particularly the Fourth Amendment — was the most illuminating two minutes of the Republican debate last week.

It is a well-regarded historical truism that the Fourth Amendment was written by victims of government snooping, the 1770s version. The Framers wrote it to assure that the new federal government could never do to Americans what the king had done to the colonists.

What did the king do? He dispatched British agents and soldiers into the colonists’ homes and businesses ostensibly looking for proof of payment of the king’s taxes and armed with general warrants issued by a secret court in London.



Anonymous said...

Dam! Good arguments on both sides.

Anonymous said...

This means nothing now or then , we have elected a president that wasn't a citizen , he is a radical muslim , the Hillary communist in office to protect us , supreme court heads who have ruined the meaning of our bill of rights , a minority group who think only black lives matter , now what do think of our lovely country . We gave the ladies the right to vote , big mistake .

Anonymous said...

We cannot stand for Christie to be president. The government is already too overbearing.

Anonymous said...

8:29 AM,

No, back up there Hitler.... you're wrong. The statement "Black Lives Matter" was created to ask white America to remember that Black lives matter TOO. Not that Black lives matter ONLY. Damn, you white people are so, so strangely delusional. It's really remarkable!