Congressman: Fourth Amendment ‘Is Not Absolute’

In these trying days of political dog and pony shows with every Mitch, John and Nancy telling the American people what the Constitution says, it behooves every American to have a couple of copies of the Constitution of the united States of America and read it thoroughly, each time some politicians tells you what’s in it. The latest interpretation of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution has been brought forth by Sen. Angus King (I-ME). According to Sen. King, the Fourth amendment “is not absolute.”

On Sunday, during CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. King stated the Senate was attempting to balance “national security responsibilities” between the PATRIOT Act and Fourth Amendment and privacy rights.

Sen. King stated, “But the Fourth Amendment is not absolute. It said people shall be free of unreasonable searches and seizures. We are always trying to strike the balance between those two principles, in light of risk and in light of technology.”

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