The purpose of the bill of rights is to protect us, the people, from being overrun by the government by ensuring our rights that entitles us to our freedom. Upon saying this I ask you, what if the rights given to us by the government are being violated continuously, and we that American people allow this to take place time after time.
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.” This is our right as American citizens, unless the there is “probable cause” As an individual’s we shall not be violated, and fall susceptible to government search and seizures, without a warrant.
At the time full body scanners were introduced to the airports, there has been a large controversy whether or not these machines violate our privacy. The purpose of these machines is to secure the safety of airport passengers. Passengers place items such as shoes, belts, jewelry and other belongings onto a conveyer belt so the Transportation Security Administration; (TSA) would be able to review the personal items for any foreign or unwanted objects they wouldn’t want to be carried onto the plane. This is understandable, but what comes next is about as personal as it gets. Passengers are then required to step inside the full body scanner which is a virtual strip search that displays to the TSA a detailed image of a person’s body, so detailed that the outline of both men and women’s genitals are shown. As uncomfortable as the American people where when first exposed to this information, the government insisted that images displayed by the full body scanners, are to be discarded immediately, and that the scanned images could not be saved or recorded.
August 2010, the US Marshall...