TRASHING THE FOURTH AMENDMENT

TRASHING THE FOURTH AMENDMENT

by

Tinsley Grey Sammons

bastiatlaw@aol.com

tgsammons.wordpress.com

 

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.

Fourth Amendment

A Man’s house is his castle.

— Sir Edward Coke, The Institutes of the Laws of England

Necessity is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves.

— William Pitt

Masked men with automatic weapons are kicking in your front door. But don’t call the police — they are the police.

Guns and Ammo Magazine

They killed my husband to get his land.

— Francis Plante Scott

If there is ever to be an end to the growing tyranny facilitated by the Judicial Industry it must be accomplished by an enforced respect for the genuine Law of the Land. Deliberate violations of the Fourth Amendment should be dealt with by grand jury presentments, ordering the indictment of those who systematically violate the Law of the Land under color of law.

Petit juries should vote to acquit citizens who are accused of violating unjust laws. A person who has done nothing intrinsically criminal should not have been arrested in the first place because unjust laws should not exist in the first place. In addition to the acquittal of the victim of an unjust law, justice demands remedy for his injury at the hands of government.

Searches and seizures based upon laws and judicial interpretations repugnant to the spirit of the Declaration of Independence are morally illegitimate; therefore, they are unreasonable; therefore, they cannot be constitutional. They are in fact, criminal. The Nüremberg Precedent should be applied in order to hold agent predators and judicial parasites accountable for the injury they’ve inflicted upon individuals by systematically violating the Bill of Rights under color of law.

The systematic misuse of police power in America is sanctioned by statutes and supported by statists. Jurors should recognize the moral legitimacy of self and property defense, and acquit defendants accordingly. Should persons who force their way into a harmless person’s abode for the purpose of depriving him of his lawful existence be shot dead by their intended victim, acquittal is in order. Better yet, the grand jury should refuse to indict in such cases of obvious self-defense.

A person’s effects might reveal his harmless personal peculiarities as well as other information that has nothing whatever to do with probable cause or justice. Drug war victims go to jail while their papers and effects lead to the arrest and persecution of others. Then, their papers and effects can lead to the arrest and persecution of others . . . Then, . . . damn! Where does it end?

In 1994, the director of the FBI boasted of thirty-thousand convictions in a ten-year period as a result of wiretaps. There haven’t been thirty-thousand persons who have conspired by telephone to commit terrorist acts, but many harmless individuals have been convicted of conspiracy to possess or sell something that others were willing and eager to pay for.

No conspiracy or so-called pusher is necessary to sell drugs because drugs sell themselves. Drugs promote healing and wellness while recreational drugs enhance fun. To think that persons ingest alcohol to develop cirrhosis and smoke cigarettes hoping for cancer is absurd. If most drug experiences were unpleasant, there would be no demand for drugs.

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Permission to reprint in whole or in part is granted, provided full credit is given.

Tinsley Grey Sammons, 1936 —   is a self-educated Geezer with an abiding passion for liberty and justice. He served as an enlisted man during the Cold War and retired from his automobile service and repair business in 1998. He describes himself as a very angry, blue-collar-to-the-marrow curmudgeon. He and his wife settled in Gonzales, Louisiana after their home in St. Bernard Parish was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

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