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'Big Sis' Reasserts Unlimited Power to Seize and Inspect Laptops

Loyal Democrat Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:38 PM
If the persons subjected to the search have nothing to hide, they shouldn't mind being searched. Likewise, if you don't keep illegal drugs in your house, you shouldn't have any problem having DEA agents randomly search the premises. After all, by being allowed to conduct such searches, the govt is actually keeping us safe from criminals. The only people who have a problem with police interrogation and searches are those who have commited crimes; they are the ones with something to hide. As such, those who protest this common sense practice are admitting to being criminals and should be jailed accordingly. Catching criminals keeps the children safe, so we do this for the children.
resueh Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 3:14 PM
You are a f-cking idiot! There will be plenty of room for you at the FEMA re-education camps with the common folks (sheeple) who are also useful idiots and those of us who resist your type and the government too.
Wolfgang6 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 11:57 AM
Marie150 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:10 PM
And every morning my family should step outside our front doors and let the government inspect all of our orifices.
Marie150 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:09 PM
Not right at all. Why should I be treated like a criminal? Just to make life easy for the government. Forget about it.
Ms Kelly Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 3:48 PM
Outrageous, and so true! You take the cake, girlfriend.
AuntiRE Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 2:51 PM
The Constitution of The United States: Amendment IV (1791)
"The right if the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects (I would think this would be electronic devices) against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, (does traveling overseas now create probable cause?) supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
So, it is your contention if I decide to vacation in England, Ireland, Frances, etc. when I return DHS should be able to arbitrarily seize without probable cause my personal effects? You obviously attended public schools and missed the course on civics
squiddy Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 1:30 PM
This is sarcasm, right?

What you're describing sounds a lot like Soviet Russia ...
Ms Kelly Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 3:50 PM
Yes. Some people get it. Some don't. LD has been around for many years on TH and she loves to jerk our chain.
VigilantWingnut Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 1:16 PM
But I do COMPLETELY disagree with not having a problem with allowing the DEA or any other" law enforcement agency just "randomly search the premises" (assuming you mean our homes, businesses and other property).

They need probable cause and a warrant. Period.
VigilantWingnut Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 1:10 PM
I would agree with you assuming a couple of things are true.

1. That the government is acting within it's Constitutional limits rather than one that is being turned into a jack-booted left-wing fascist regime that considers returning veterans potential terrorists.
2. They are not coming to search my home to confiscate my legally owned possessions because the same fascists Leftists don't want law abiding citizens to be armed.
3. That I am not just being harassed by government agencies, the IRS, etc. simply because jack-booted Leftists don't like the fact that I speak the truth about them.

Under a tyrannical Leftist Utopia, good people have every reason to object to the harassment of unreasonable searches and property confiscation.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:53 PM
AuntiRE Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 2:54 PM
LD, DB07 and yourself obviously miserably failed your civics class when The Constitution of The United States was taught. Please read Amendment I'V.
DB07 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:45 PM

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