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14 January 2009 @ 07:09 pm
Bye-Bye, Fourth Amendment  
Oh, boy. We're in for some Trouble.
parowa on January 15th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
that leaves me terribly worried, about the current and future police state we are slowly building about ourselves
Miusheri: Thomas Painemiusheri on January 15th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, no kidding! A cop is allowed to bust into your house without a warrant, take whatever he wants, and then use what he takes to prosecute you of a crime, so long as he tells the judge, "Gee willickers, I really thought I had a warrant!"

Meanwhile, if you were on trial and tried to use "Gee willickers, I really thought that was legal!" as your defense, you'd get your ass handed to you.

Where the hell has due process gone?
mqstout on January 15th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
I died more on the inside.
Miusheri: bluescreenmiusheri on January 15th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
Make sure to keep your papers in order, citizen.

Although really, why bother? It's Our papers that matter. We can do whatever we want with Our papers, and We can still put you in prison, so long as We bat big doe-eyes at the judge and promise to try harder next time.
Who am I?canissum on January 15th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
I keep telling myself, "Wait and see what Obama does." However, that only gives me a faint glimmer of hope.
Miusheri: Thomas Painemiusheri on January 15th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
Especially since there's not much the President can do about a Supreme Court ruling. Not unless he wants to emasculate the Constitution even further. =\

It's less a Bill of Rights anymore, and more a Bill of Privileges the Government Can and Will Suspend Whenever It Wants.
Who am I?canissum on January 15th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
Damn. You almost snuffed it out. I'm still hoping the Bush-Cheney years were just a passing fad like the McCarthy era. However, if it's not, I'll have no choice but to create my own reality. Now where did I leave that MacGuffin device? I swear it was somewhere in this wardrobe. My this wardrobe is big. Wait. What are these trees doing back here? ...
Miusherimiusheri on January 15th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
If Remy ever finds his TARDIS, we'll pick you up. ^_^