April 23, 2013

Just knuckle under

Here we go:

Just do as your told. No warrants necessary, no 4th Amendment thankyouverymuch. Just get out because we said so.

I rather like the phrase "rescued at the point of a gun". That is doubleplus good newspeak.

"The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the force of the Crown. It may be frail; its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storms may enter, the rain may enter,óbut the King of England cannot enter; all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!" -William Pitt in his speech on the Excise Bill.

and I seem to remember another quote...

"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"

Posted by Duffy at April 23, 2013 02:45 PM | TrackBack

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