Wednesday, January 14, 2009


'Frederick Douglass' Quote

"Find out just what any people will quietly
submit to and you have the exact measure
of the injustice and wrong which
will be imposed on them."

Today, the Supreme Court ruled that some evidence should not be excluded due to technicalities. In the linked post, I agree with Tom Goldstein's rationale that this latest Supreme Court ruling may have broader implications. Like many, I felt outraged when criminals have been released by technicalities but at the same time, I am glad those technicalities are in place. The Constitution was written to safeguard the rights of all from unreasonable searches and seizures.

Today's ruling seems to me to be another slippery slope for us to lose more of our precious rights. When the War on Drugs first began, little protest was made when police agencies began confiscating money and other assets from those who were not even charged, much less convicted of trafficking in drugs.

A little less than 4 years ago, a Supreme Court ruling placed millions of home owners and business owners in danger of unfair tactics in eminent domain proceedings.

In many ways, my way of life is conservative. In matters of the Constitutional rights, I prefer to very liberal.

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