Bureaucrats can drop into our homes uninvited


Since we know Obama and his criminal Dept of Justice is scouring for any precedents to continue his grand march to control every aspect of our life, this little reported story raises an alarming Supreme Court decision. Ever hear of “Administrative warrants”? I haven’t. Something we will be hearing more about. It gives the local governments the authority apparently to ignore Probable Cause to enter one’s home and complete a search if one lives in an apartment. The first step.

For more try WiredWe Don’t Need No Stinking Warrant: The Disturbing, Unchecked Rise of the Administrative Subpoena

 Meet the administrative subpoena (.pdf): With a federal official’s signature, banks, hospitals, bookstores, telecommunications companies and even utilities and internet service providers — virtually all businesses — are required to hand over sensitive data on individuals or corporations, as long as a government agent declares the information is relevant to an investigation. Via a wide range of laws, Congress has authorized the government to bypass the Fourth Amendment — the constitutional guard against unreasonable searches and seizures that requires a probable-cause warrant signed by a judge.

In fact, there are roughly 335 federal statutes on the books (.pdf) passed by Congress giving dozens upon dozens of federal agencies the power of the administrative subpoena, according to interviews and government reports. (.pdf)

Here we go:

There can be no rest when it comes to defending constitutional rights. Government at every level constantly chips away at the fundamental principle that Americans should just be left alone if they’re not doing anything wrong.

Busybodies accept no such limit on what they can do. The city of Red Wing, Minn., adopted a city ordinance authorizing local bureaucrats to barge into the home of anyone who happens to be a renter. The purported intent was to identify building code violations — in the name of safety, naturally. The regulation even specified “containers, drawers, or medicine cabinets” could not be opened and their contents examined unless “reasonably necessary.” Once these nosy civil servants started having a look around, they didn’t identify serious, life-threatening flaws in crumbling buildings. Instead, they took note of missing doorstops and dirty stovetops, situations for which they demanded correction.

The sticking point is Camara v. Municipal Court, a 45-year-old U.S. Supreme Court precedent giving the green light to the concept of “administrative warrants” that serve as a blank check for local governments to ignore the requirement that searches be based on some kind of probable cause. This dismal ruling allows municipalities in more than a dozen states to snoop inside rental units hunting for trivial violations, but the Minnesota case represents the first legal challenge to reach a state’s high court. That’s not surprising since, on their own, renters aren’t going to have the resources needed to mount what, here, has been a seven-year battle.

This is a fight that needs to be won, because the country has been headed in the wrong direction for far too long. “The Fourth Amendment has been changing into just a protection for criminals against finding evidence of their crimes instead of what it was meant to be: a protection for the innocent in their privacy to just lead their own lives,” Ms. Berliner told The Washington Times. “The purpose is to protect ordinary, law-abiding citizens and that has been lost.”

Read more: Washington Times

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40 Responses to “Bureaucrats can drop into our homes uninvited”

  1. Forced Inpections of our homes via Obamacare | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

    […] this? Bureaucrats can drop into our homes uninvited February 14, […]

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  2. khrystleraine Says:

    And the US wonders why they have so many murders and so much crime… it’s because their officials have nothing better to do than direct people with better things to do, to search Aunt Ida’s house because she’s renting and might need a new light bulb in the socket… and while we’re here… Maybe if they minded their OWN business, people in the US could relax and put their guns away and not feel as if ‘someone is watching every move they make’… heaven forbid they should just volunteer the info – that only makes officials MORE suspicious… * end of rant * thank you…

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Just wait until the drones start tracking every move.

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      • khrystleraine Says:

        Scary thought…

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  3. Just Me Says:

    Posted on sodahead.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks.

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  4. Gunny G Says:

    Reblogged this on AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks!

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  5. genomega1 Says:

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    Bureaucrats can drop into our homes uninvited

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks.

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  6. Designs by Dianne Says:

    Some interesting comments, and info Bunker! It’s not a pretty picture of what’s to come.
    Thinking about those who are “allowed or given authority” to perform these ‘raids’ and what perks they get: POWER/CONTROL. We see it in this administration big time. Feeding the depraved lusts of pride and arrogance … which is insatiable. Always wanting, MORE. The ‘scum’ gravitate to those jobs (TSA), and rape, pillage and kill as they go. No conscience or morality. Abusing who and what they can as they contort the law for their own carnality and self interest.
    One bright note from the AZ Cold Case Posse http://www.ppsimmons.blogspot.com/2013/02/feb-13-2013-update-breaking-obama.html

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Well, at bit of optimism on an othwise dreary news day. We must try and keep hope alive.

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      • Designs by Dianne Says:

        Here’s another example that things can be changed for the Good – Encouraging!:

        http://www.wimp.com/eyesstars/

        Today, we are being shown though, what a world is like without God ruling in the hearts and minds of men/women. Just like your blog title states! HE is # 1, first things first!
        The LORD has better for us, if we just trust and believe HIM (and He even has to help us with that! ~ by nature we shy away or rebel).

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  7. R. J Black Says:

    “Our corporate form of governance is based on Roman Civil Law and Admiralty, or Maritime, Law, which is also known as the ‘Divine Right of Kings’ and the ‘Law of the Seas’ — another fact of American history not taught in our schools. Actually, Roman Civil Law was fully established in the colonies before our nation began, and then became managed by private international law. In other words, the government — the government created for the District of Columbia via the Act of 1871 — operates solely under Private International Law, not Common Law, which was the foundation of our Constitutional Republic.

    Cheers

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    • bunkerville Says:

      An interesting position that you have made on your latest post. I will chew on it a bit, and food for thought.

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      • R. J Black Says:

        Thanks! Great Post!

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      • Brittius Says:

        Roman Civil Law, also had, “You break it – You bought it”. Break a window? The owner paid for that window and never got service out of it. You paid for that window, and the replacement. It applies let’s say to tires, what else? Everything. The bottom line is that in Roman Civil Law, people were careful not to cause damage to other people’s property.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        B.. You have an interesting blog , much to think about as well.

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  8. Hyperborean Says:

    Why bother getting warrants?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      It is so annoying and time consuming.

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      • Brittius Says:

        That would be the final stage. Notice, a police officer or other law enforcement officer, may ask to see your identification, if you are simply walking down the street minding your own business. This stems from English Common Law, where the sheriff initially required a writ to find out who a person was or to engage that person to determine if they had lawful reason to be at a place in particular. Soon, overburdening requests for writs, became The Common Right of Inquiry.
        Notice, the sheriff now has a Right. If in the 21st Century, you were to fight that, you and your attorney would probably be vilified for attempting to usurp the law enforcement official’s Right. So, eventually the Administrative Warrant, will soon become the kicked in door of your home by the Iron Boot.
        Yep… It’s “Change”, alright!

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  9. lenwilliamscarver Says:

    Reblogged this on myownheart.me.

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    • Brittius Says:

      Because this was brought to my attention, I did write a piece about it on my blog: Brittius.com
      I am not an attorney and it was presented as a general discussion topic.
      Comments are turned off for a while because gun control fruits were being stupid with their comments.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        An interesting post. Apparently nothing regarding our constitiom means much anymore.

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        • Brittius Says:

          Thank you for the kind words.
          It appears that the general population has an understanding of Rights, and they cannot be legislated away. A legitimate government would let the flames of passion diminish to a smolder and then let current events of a new day delegate the troubling matter to history, unanswered.
          The United Nations vote for Disarming the Planet/America, will be March 2013. This means that a government or its handlers and string-pullers, must make a move of some type, prior to that vote. It could be False Flag, or Blitz upon the general Citizenry, but the corrupt Rogue Regime, must, do something.
          Usurping the United States Constitution by direct assault will result in a rope shortage from all cordage suppliers and manufacturers because there would be considerable neck elongation therapy taking place, or so it seems…
          Under the heading of powers given to the Secretary of Transportation, it is acknowledged that there are other persons that act on behalf of the Secretary and one of those goons, may possibly be the Heinrich Himmler, the Rogue Regime is seeking to sign and/or support the Administrative Warrants. That is a big concern. My answer would be that should that happen, then the binding contract between the government and the People, is no longer solvent, and all laws, are void. America the Beautiful, becomes America the Open City.
          I maintain that anything in addition to the 27-words of the Second Amendment of the US Constitution is unlawful and unconstitutional.

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      • lenwilliamscarver Says:

        There are always a few bad apples in the barrel are there not? :)

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    • Brittius Says:

      I concur.

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  10. lenwilliamscarver Says:

    reblogged on myownhear.me big brother is here!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks. Indeed it is so.

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  11. Asylum Watch Says:

    I must admit that this “administrative warrent” concept is news to me. We are going to have to change the words of our national anthem. It is still the home of the brave, but not the home of the free. Both political parties are responsible for what has happened to our liberties. It has been a stealth destruction of the constitution, hasn’t it?

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    • Asylum Watch Says:

      I wanted to add: Thanks for a great post!

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Thanks Jim. This means we are starting the last leg of our freedom. This is why there have been efforts to require Federal inspections prior to sale of our homes. They will use this and there will be little we can do. The supremes have ruled.

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  12. Ray's Mom Says:

    Reblogged this on JUSTICE FOR RAYMOND and commented:
    The government comes knocking.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks.

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  13. Brittius Says:

    Unfortunately this is not new. It has been around before.
    Administrative Warrant = GESTAPO WARRANT

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Not looking good. History is about the be repeated.

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  14. Always On Watch Says:

    We are being regulated to the point that the Bill of Rights means nothing. :(

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Zip. They will checking out our homes big time.just wait.

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  15. The Grey Enigma Says:

    Reblogged this on The Grey Enigma.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks!

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