Why Is The 4th Amendment Important

544 Words3 Pages
Amendments are an important system in America without amendments it would be totally different. An example, alcohol would still be prohibited if the 21st amendment didn’t repeal the 18th amendment. What an amendment means is an article added to the constitution. The 4th amendment stands out to me the most and it 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.” In better words the amendment means it prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires a search warrant by a neutral judge. The history behind this amendment is it was introduced on December 15, 1791 by our founders. They believed that God gave them the natural right to privacy in their own home. Before…show more content…
So this law gives us the right to have privacy and freedom in our own home. I personally agree with this law to an extent because I do believe people should have their privacy in their own home and not constantly get raided by the police. Without this law I think our encounters with the police would be way different. An example is if you are not doing anything illegal you should have no worries of getting raided but without this law the government can make routine searches through houses if they wanted too. That totally violates your privacy as a person. I also believe if you are a convicted felon you have lost all of your rights until you have proven you are good again. What this means is that I think the police should search through your home from time to time. I think it will benefit because if the criminal is doing illegal things the police will find out and criminal activity would go down. This is already practiced by the term called probation which takes the felons 4th right

More about Why Is The 4th Amendment Important

Open Document