We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Police can use illegally obtained evidence in court, SCOTUS rules, sabotaging 4th Amendment

Click here to access article by Ben Norton from Salon.

The 4th 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."
The judges of the Supreme Court appointed by our masters in the ruling class have taken us down another step into the hell-hole of a police state. Recall that all of these Amendments known as the Bill of Rights were only added by the rich land speculators, owners of slave plantations, and merchants (all reverently referred to by many as the "Founding Fathers") after they met widespread opposition to their newly proposed Constitution (See my post and commentary here which provides much of the history) in order to get it ratified by the states.