Fourth Amendment


Paradigm Shift: State Courts Rule Police Raids Over Weed Were Illegal and Uncalled For

By Rachel Blevins Free Thought Project November 30, 2017   Paradigm Shift: State Courts Rule Police Raids Over Weed Were Illegal and Uncalled For Courts in two states are finally admitting that dangerous early-morning raids conducted by SWAT teams searching for cannabis are illegal and unwarranted.     Courts in both Florida and Michigan have admitted […]

Paradigm Shift: State Courts Rule Police Raids Over Weed Were Illegal and Uncalled For

Can the Government Keep Us Safe?

Can the Government Keep Us Safe?

By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano Mises Institute October 10, 2017   Can the Government Keep Us Safe?   Here we go again. The United States has been rattled to the core by an unspeakable act of evil perpetrated by a hater of humanity. A quiet, wealthy loner rented a hotel suite in Las Vegas, armed it […]


What Went Wrong in Charlottesville: At All Levels, Government Is Still the Problem

The Government Is Still the Enemy of Freedom

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute March 13, 2017   The Government Is Still the Enemy of Freedom   My friends, we’re being played for fools. On paper, we may be technically free. In reality, however, we are only as free as a government official may allow. We only think we live in a […]


The StingRay Is Exactly Why the 4th Amendment Was Written

By Olivia Donaldson Foundation for Economic Education February 15, 2017   The StingRay Is Exactly Why the 4th Amendment Was Written     Imagine you are in the middle of your typical day-to-day activities. Maybe you are driving, spending time with family, or working. If you are like most people, your phone is at your […]

The StingRay Is Exactly Why the 4th Amendment Was Written

Should Microsoft Be Allowed To Tells Its Users When Government Searches Their Data?

Should Microsoft Be Allowed To Tells Its Users When Government Searches Their Data?

By Chris Morran Consumerist January 24, 2017   Should Microsoft Be Allowed To Tells Its Users When Government Searches Their Data?     If the police serve a search warrant on your home, you know, but if law enforcement searches your cloud-stored files, you’ll probably have no idea — and companies like Microsoft are currently […]


‘We the Prisoners’: The Demise of the Fourth Amendment

‘We the Prisoners’: The Demise of the Fourth Amendment

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute June 30, 2016     “Our carceral state banishes American citizens to a gray wasteland far beyond the promises and protections the government grants its other citizens… When the doors finally close and one finds oneself facing banishment to the carceral state—the years, the walls, the rules, the […]


The Raping of America: Mile Markers on the Road to Fascism

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute August 24, 2015   The Raping of America: Mile Markers on the Road to Fascism   “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”—Martin Luther King Jr. There’s an ill will blowing across the country. The economy is tanking. The people […]

What Went Wrong in Charlottesville: At All Levels, Government Is Still the Problem

The Spy in Your Pocket

By Nicole Kardell and Joseph S. Diedrich Foundation for Economic Education July 21, 2015   The Spy in Your Pocket How a Federal Court Skirted the Fourth Amendment and Dealt a Blow to Privacy     Does the government need a search warrant to know where you’ve been? Not if your cell phone provider knows. […]


USA FREEDOM Act: Just Another Word for Lost Liberty

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute May 4, 2015     USA FREEDOM Act: Just Another Word for Lost Liberty   Apologists for the National Security Agency (NSA) point to the arrest of David Coleman Headley as an example of how warrantless mass surveillance is necessary to catch terrorists. Headley played a major role in […]

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The State Is Spying On You Right Now. Where’s The Outrage?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org March 29, 2015 Guest Column by Judge Andrew Napolitano   Judge Andrew Napolitano is one of the brave voices of our time. He asks us a Question:   The State Is Spying On You Right Now. Where’s The Outrage?   Here is a short pop quiz: When […]


Forced Blood Draws, DNA Collection and Biometric Scans: What Country Is This?

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute February 24, 2015   Forced Blood Draws, DNA Collection and Biometric Scans: What Country Is This?     “The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the […]

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