I must say that reading a number of opinions on this issue has given me some hope for this country! It's encouraging to see how many people actually know what the Constitution says and, more importantly perhaps, how many people actually SUPPORT what it says!
Some notable opinions:
Countable member "operaman" said:
"It's in black and white: 4thA-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. If it were not for Judicial activist Judges, this issue of requiring a warrant to search email "papers" wouldn't be deeply intrenched in our norms of daily living. Our Founding Fathers didn't just throw our Constitution together in the heat of the moment while enjoying a beer in a local pub, but deliberated as demonstrated by 'The Federalist Papers'. "
Countable member Perry said:
"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."
Countable member "jameslj" said:
"This was established a few years ago. What was that thing called? Oh yeah, the fourth freaking amendment. The idea that this is even in question is horrifying."
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, MY LIBERTY-LOVING FRIENDS!! I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORT TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD BY THOSE IN GOVERNMENT! WE CANNOT, WE MUST NOT, LOSE THE FREEDOMS THAT GOD BLESSED US WITH AND FOR WHICH SO MANY HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES!
IF WE FAIL, WHAT KIND OF LEGACY WILL WE LEAVE FUTURE GENERATIONS? KHRUSHCHEV SAID THAT THE COMMUNISM OF THE SOVIET UNION WOULD BURY US. UNDER THE TYRANNY OF BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA AND THE SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS, I FEARED THAT THAT COULD BECOME A REALITY! WE SEE OBAMA'S LEGACY IN THE DISRESPECT FOR THE RULE OF LAW, THE DISRESPECT FOR THE RIGHTS AND PROPERTY OF OUR FELLOW CITIZENS, AND THE WANTON ABUSE OF POWER BY OUR BLOATED, UNELECTED BUREAUCRACY!
But just as I take heart in your knowledge and your activism, I am greatly encouraged by what God has told us:
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?” (Jeremiah 32:27 NKJV)
“. . .if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (II Chronicles 7:14 NKJV)
If we do OUR part, God will do HIS part!