The 1st & 4th Amendment Under Attack

June 13, 2013, by Ken Jorgustin

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Do you know the First and Fourth amendments to the United States Constitution?

In relation to what has been uncovered of the NSA, IRS, and the executive branch, might there be a conflict with these amendments? …


 
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution,
(one of the ten amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights)

prohibits…

…the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion
…impeding the free exercise of religion
abridging the freedom of speech
infringing on the freedom of the press
…interfering with the right to peaceably assemble
…prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances

The Amendment also protects freedom of association.

 
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution,
is the part of the Bill of Rights which,

…guards against unreasonable searches and seizures
…requires a warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause

It was adopted as a response to the abuse of the writ of assistance, which is a type of general search warrant, in the American Revolution. Search and seizure (including arrest) should be limited in scope according to specific information supplied to the issuing court, usually by a law enforcement officer, who has sworn by it.

 
Having summarized these two ‘rights’ that we have as Americans,

Do these permit our government’s National Security Agency to record all data of our phone calls, emails, electronic transactions, and build a network of who and when we interact with others??

Do these amendments permit the Internal Revenue Service to seek out political opposition and target them?

Think about what’s been happening lately and read your Constitution.

I wonder how many in congress know their Constitution?

I wonder if our president can recite the Constitution?

It is a good thing to refresh your memory with what it is that we have for rights as Americans… else we will surely lose them.