The Privacy Of The Fourth Amendment

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The fourth amendment states, “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.” To me, this means, in order for the American people to feel that they and their belongings are safe, only an official sworn into office can issue a warrant. This warrant can also be issued with probable cause, or reasonable belief, that some crime has been committed. Upon issuance of said warrant, the sworn official must specify exactly where police are allowed to search and the exact things or people they are allowed to look for and take in their investigation. …show more content…

I feel that this is an extremely important and still completely relevant amendment. Without the protection of the fourth amendment, no one would feel safe. The police/government could target individuals for little to no reason, enter our homes, and take whatever they pleased at any time they felt the urge to. The thought of that even being possible is scary beyond belief. I am not a criminal, and have nothing to hide, but the thought that the government could burst into my home whenever they pleased is terrifying. Not just that, but imagine the corruption that could breed. If they didn’t need probable cause, but could enter a person’s home on a whim, it would be asking for problems of corruption within those

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