Monday, October 21, 2013

"Bill of Rights" Part 3 & 4

  The third amendment to the Bill of rights states:

Amendment III
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law

  This is a pretty clear statement that our homes cannot be used as places to quarter or house military personnel unless we as the owners of the home allow it.  Even in times of war our rights to privacy are protected. 

 The fourth amendment states:

Amendment IV
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.

  This is a statement of rights to private correspondence and to the sanctity of our homes.  There are established ways that a member of law enforcement may search or seize certain information, however this has to be established to a judge by proving that there is a specific reason to the invasion of our privacy. 

  Do you feel that our government is honoring these two amendments? Are some of the actions taking place in our country contrary to these amendments? Let's open the discussion and help our children and friends understand what these laws mean.

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