WarrantOne of the freedoms that the Constitution guarantees is that the State shall not infringe without due cause or due process on its citizens.  Nowhere is this freedom more embodied than in 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.”

The Courts have allowed this protection to be diluted over time.  There are more exceptions to the required protection than the principle itself.  Congress should reaffirm this right through issuing Constitutional Guidance to the Court.  The requirement of the State to obtain a warrant based on probable cause should be absolute and not weakened due to inconvenience or fear.  Thomas Jefferson once stated, “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”

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