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Constitution? WHAT Constitution?

“They: The makers of the Constitution: conferred,
as against the government, the right to be let alone
the most comprehensive of rights and
the right most valued by civilized men.”

-  Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis

What the Hell ever happened to this concept?

For the past seventy years (or more) there has been an eating away at the substance that used to be American Culture.  Not just political correctness, multiculturalism and unreasonable inclusion, but who we are as individuals.

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.[1]

Except:

The USA Patriot Act, NDAA, FISA, no-knock warrants, cameras on every corner, warrants unnecessary for GPS attachment, sobriety checkpoints, citizenship checkpoints, TSA rifling through personal belongings and groping etc., etc.  And this from an NSA whistleblower:


Perhaps the degree to which you’re being watched is surprising: this former NSA agent says “Everyone in the U.S. is under virtual surveillance.”

They’ve apparently turned it up to 12, and it’s accelerating, he says. Scary stuff.

More from the whistleblower:

“The problem is if they think they are not doing anything that’s wrong, they don’t get to define that. The central government does, the central government defines what is right and wrong and whether or not they target you. So, it’s not up to the individuals. Even if they think they aren’t doing something wrong, if their position on something is against what the administration has, then they could easily become a target.

(emphasis in original post)

We’ve devolved from Norman Rockwell to George Lincoln Rockwell.  Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, doesn’t it?

h/t Rev. Paul

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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13 thoughts on “Constitution? WHAT Constitution?

  1. Just remember that “they” are still badly outnumbered and that they are far, far from omnipotent. Our greatest saving grace may well be exactly the extent of their incompetence and spiritual poverty.

    And I do not fear those who slaughter simply because it is “a job.” I fear those who truly enjoy the slaughter for its own sake. Thankfully, that remains a rare sociopathy.

    Definitely, let us not be overconfident… but by the same token, let’s not give them the power to keep us terrified by assuming they are in any way all powerful and able to carry out their psychotic wishes.

    Posted by MamaLiberty | December 10, 2012, 7:56 am
  2. What is this word, “Constitution”. You speak strange word here, Kimosabe.

    Posted by Matt | December 10, 2012, 7:56 am
  3. Say … who was that masked man?

    Posted by Rev. Paul | December 10, 2012, 9:43 am
  4. Sad, but oh so true,…

    Posted by Old NFO | December 10, 2012, 10:03 am
  5. Problem is, too many people won’t know who either “Rockwell” was. Well said sir.

    Posted by Storyteller | December 10, 2012, 10:58 am
  6. the central government defines what is right and wrong and whether or not they target you

    Just the kind of power I want to give some ‘checking the polls – wet finger in the air’ politician. Makes you want to vomit.
    These same idiots think that because they are ‘lawmakers’ that every year they need to make more laws. It has gotten to the point that you can’t change your mind without violating a statute. Now I really need to hurl…

    Posted by KM | December 10, 2012, 2:15 pm

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