Archive for January 3rd, 2010

Ranking The Bill of Rights, Number 2: The Fourth Amendment

Contain your excitement. The “Ranking The Bill of Rights Series” is back and better than ever. Why such a time lag between the Number 3 ranking and the Number 2 ranking? Let’s just say it’s because the decision was incredibly tough.*

*I will likely contradict this in my next Bill of Rights post.

Coming in at second is an amendment I view dearly. It has never stolen from me—at least in an unreasonable manner—and whenever it’s around I feel an aura of security. I present the Fourth Amendment:

“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.”

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