An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
“You don’t need to know. You can’t know.” That’s what Kathy Norris, a 60-year-old grandmother of eight, was told when she tried to ask court officials why, the day before, federal agents had subjected her home to a furious search.
If I’m not mistaken, the 4th Amendment says just the opposite: 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. And if ever there was a case of ‘unreasonable’, this would be it!
The agents who spent half a day ransacking Mrs. Norris’ longtime home in Spring, Texas, answered no questions while they emptied file cabinets, pulled books off shelves, rifled through drawers and closets, and threw the contents on the floor.
The six agents, wearing SWAT gear and carrying weapons, were with – get this- the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Fish & Wildlife? SWAT gear and weapons? Are the serious?
Kathy and George Norris lived under the specter of a covert government investigation for almost six months before the government unsealed a secret indictment and revealed why the Fish and Wildlife Service had treated their family home as if it were a training base for suspected terrorists. Orchids.
If you really want to get your blood boiling this morning, read this whole column.
I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you are on, things like this should really make you stand up and pay attention to what has REALLY been happening in this country. How many stories like this do we NOT hear about? Obvious violations by a federal agency of the U.S. Constitution, and down right common sense! This type of blatant disregard of the citizens of this country started long before either Bush, or Obama were gleams in their daddy’s eyes. This is not a left or right issue. This is a right and wrong problem. One that has been going on for FAR too long, and must be stopped!