We have lost everything. History repeats because the passions of man never change. The American Revolution began with a major legal case in Boston where the King’s men were able to search anyone’s home and rummage through your papers to see if they could charge you with Treason. The 4th Amendment was the firecracker that ignited the cry for liberty. The case was cited by the Supreme Court in Boyds v US in 1886 where it was written that the lawyer arguing the case stood up and said:
“James Otis pronounced
‘the worst instrument of arbitrary power, the most destructive of English liberty, and the fundamental principles of law, that ever was found in an English law book;’
since they placed “the liberty of every man in the hands of every petty officer.” [Footnote 3] This was in February, 1761, in Boston, and the famous debate in which it occurred was perhaps the most prominent event which inaugurated the resistance of the colonies to the oppressions of the mother country. “Then and there,” said John Adams,
‘then and there was the first scene of the first act of opposition to the arbitrary claims of Great Britain. Then and there, the child Independence was born.'”
Government is searching everything again. All our emails, everything just as the king did. It is bullshit to say if you are clean, then why worry let them search. That is authoritarian.
Why have any human rights for those government executes since they must somehow not deserve it. The conviction rate in the USA was 70% in the 1970s. It is now about 99% because the judges are generally former prosecutors. The government will NEVER admit a mistake and Congress refuses to investigate judges. So if government employees are so much more honorable, infallible, and saintly than the rest of Americans, we need no rights because every person that works for government walks on water. Only a fool gives up all rights for claimed security.
Ben Franklin must be an idiot as well as all the men who stood up against the King to establish Liberty that people no longer consider worthwhile. Ben said:
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
I lament – for I must have missed the train and was born a couple hundred years too late.
The bullshit that we must give up liberty to be safe is the same shit pro-government people said back them who supported arbitrary action by the king against citizens.
Project Innocence has freed over 1,000 people wrongly imprisoned for rape & murder thanks to DNA evidence. Remember one thing. For every wrongly imprisoned person, there is still a guilty one running around. When prosecutions are personal career moves for lawyers, there can be no liberty or justice for they have a personal interest in making sure they are never wrong and will cover up their mistakes. Prosecutors are ambitious and look to move ahead over other people’s lived. Look at how many governors were prosecutors. It is scary.