Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty teeth.

First Inaugural Address of George Washington...April 30, 1789

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Abraham Lincoln said:

"In this age, and in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it nothing can suceed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions."

James Madison Declared

The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the PEOPLE altogether in their reasonings on this subject; and to have viewed these different establishments not only as mutual rivals and enemies, but as uncontrolled by any common superior in their efforts to usurp the authorities of each other. These gentlemen must be reminded of their error. They must be told that the ULTIMATE AUTHORITY, wherever the derivative may be found, RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE ALONE. (Federalist Papers, No. 46, p.294; emphasis added.)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Is the TSA the new in Bill Barlow v. OSHA (1976)

Pocatello, Idaho....  Bill Barlow and his four sons ran a plumbing, heating and electrical business. This was a family-owned business with thirty-five employees. Bill new that eventually OSHA would sooner or later inspect his business on his private property. After some thinking and study he felt that such inspection of private property by the government was a violation of a constitutional right under the Fourth Amendment.*

    *Article IV, December 15, 1791: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, 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.

OSHA, at that time, based its right to search without a warrant of Section 8(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Bill refused to obey the order. He challenged the constitutionality of Section 8(a) of the OSHA Act via an empaneled three judge court.

The U.S. District Court ruled on December 30, 1976 in his favor stating that Section 8(a) 'directly offends against the prohibitions of the 4th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.'

I would like to know how the government and TSA circumvented and continues to circumvent via the Patriot
 Act or other instrument the original intent of the very clearly stated right established by the 4th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. What Amendment (Right) are we going to loose to the sacred altar of security and safety...where will this stop?