I KEEP POUNDING these points. Some day they’ll enter the mindstream:
The purpose of government — says so right there on the box — is to preserve the rights of the people — of individual people.
There is no such thing as a collective. Anything. Individuals are all.
There can be no compelling public interest which overrides the rights of individuals, Sandra Day O’Connor notwithstanding. The very notion is a contradiction in terms.
The public interest is (see above) the preservation of individual rights. Period. Full stop.
There is no such thing as “The Greater Good.” The so-called greater good always comprises a greater evil. Otherwise, it’s merely good.
–Me, over at Gerard’s
Staircase wit: I’m sorry, but I don’t see an “exigent circumstances” clause in this:
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.
(Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution)
So, if you want to add one, you need to amend the thing. Without it, shut the front door. Come back with a warrant.
I really hope those statist fucks in Boston get their asses sued to Kingdom Come. None of them are worthy to serve in my country’s birthplace.