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Does Texas Senator Tommy Williams Want to Scrap the 4th Amendment?

In a bill being brought forward in the Texas Senate for testimony this week, The Woodlands State Senator Tommy WIlliams seeks to attack your 4th Amendment rights with a bill that calls for police checkpoints for proof of insurance. Sorry Senator, this is a bad idea. I am all for enforcement of the law. Especially the law requiring drivers to carry insurance on their motor vehicles and to provide proof of this insurance at appropriate times. However, police checkpoints for the purpose of making citizens prove they are not breaking the law is a bad idea and is unconstitutional.

SB 1700 will be heard in the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday, March 30 in Rm. E1.016.

The 4th 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,

Rule of Law and Man

Presidents have been talking about promoting Democracy for years. Elected officials, public office candidates, and even those citizens who are voting them into office consider Democracy to be a good thing, an American thing, and something worth promoting. Showing my hand, against my better judgement, I submit to you that Democracy is inherently unjust and is an ideal that should be shunned when compared to the heritage of the United States of America.

Democracy is often understood by many to mean “rule of people”. Indeed, that is the etymological definition of the word. I could pull a philosopher’s/politician’s/lawyer’s card and say something like, “All rulers are people, thus all nations are inherently a Democracy,” but that would be dishonest.