Lose one amendment, lose them all

June 19, 2013 

I thought this was the "home of the brave." If that is true, why do we need more guns for protection and are more concerned with the Second Amendment than we are with the loss of the Fifth and, as we now see, the Fourth amendments? Are we so afraid of a bunch of ragtag nut cases that we are willing to allow the government to invade the very private aspects of our lives?

I believe it was wrong when President Richard Nixon did this and we started the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to prevent it from happening again. It was wrong when President George W. Bush did it, spying on anyone he wanted to. It is wrong now a President Barack Obama is doing it.

"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." That's Amendment Four of the U.S. Constitution, just as important as Amendment Two. Lose one, lose them all.

CHARLIE LOCKETT

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