Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Where is the Fourth Amendment??

So for some reason, a Santa Fe high school instituted pat downs before prom last year and a couple of the girls filed a lawsuit due to inappropriate patting (the principal says she was standing there and no students complained--more on that later).  So a federal judge said they had to have a 'trained' TSA person there to do the pat-downs this year (ht. Advice Goddess).  Seriously.  It's not enough that they are abusing people at the airport, at train stations, and at bus stations.  Now the FEDS are mandating that the FEDS intervene at high school dances.

When are people going to stand up??  Not as long as the MSM shills for the abrogation of our rights, that's for sure (check out the first thing out of the announcer's mouth here).  Not as long as students in our schools are taught submission.

While the courts have been guilty of reinforcing this paradigm of abject compliance to the state, it is also being taught in the schools, through zero tolerance policies that punish all offenses equally and result in young people being expelled for childish behavior. School districts are increasingly teaming with law enforcement to create what some are calling the “schoolhouse to jailhouse track” by imposing a “double dose” of punishment: suspension or expulsion from school, accompanied by an arrest by the police and a trip to juvenile court. In this way, having failed to learn much in the way of civic education and/or the Bill of Rights while in school, young people are being browbeaten into believing that they have no true rights and government authorities have total power and can violate constitutional rights whenever they see fit.
Source:  John W. Whitehead at The Rutherford Institute.   (ht:  Himself at Middle of the Right via Running 'Cause I Can't Fly)

With the expansion of the violation of our Fourth Amendment rights as illustrated by such things as the abuses above, as well as the US Supreme Court decision here and the Indiana Supreme Court decision here, soon the citizens of the United States will not be citizens, but servants to governmental entities run amok.  Without the right to be secure in our persons and our homes, without the right to travel freely around this country without being coerced and forced to give up those rights, we can no longer consider ourselves to be free.


FrankC said...

"young people being expelled for childish behavior."
Duh! What else would you expect of children? Schoolkids are still children and children behave in a childish manner.

Midwest Chick said...

But now they aren't allowed to be. If their parents won't drug them up with Ritalin, then they make sure that they are punished for just being young.