4th Amendment protects from unreasonable Search & Seasures
In spite of the loud calls from the political class for Apple to bow to the will of the government regarding the San Bernardino iPhone 5C, Apple is right on iPhone security and its refusal to surrender to the demands of the FBI and the Obama Administration. Every Apple iPhone customer should be thrilled that the matter of their collective privacy and security is so important to Tim Cook. Don’t be distracted by the straw man argument being made by the government either.
The demand that Apple unlock the iPhone 5C encryption is a smoke screen. That phone has already been erased the instant the FBI failed to unlock the iPhone 5C a tenth time. Make no mistake about it. This is not some benevolent desire on the part of the government to protect us from terrorists. Anyone who thinks that needs a check up from the neck up.
This is a blatant effort by the FBI, CIA, NSA, and every other agency of the Obama administration to get the keys to unlock every iPhone anywhere anytime. The government, in the name of protecting us from terrorists, wants to pry into our private papers and effects, be they analog or digital. I have a better idea. Let’s not let these bad guys into the country in the first place.
While they are at it, perhaps these politicians and pundits should take some time reading the fourth amendment to the United States Constitution.
“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.”
The government of the United States (and its various agencies), has no right to demand a private person or public corporate entity, surrender any of its intellectual property, in such an unconstitutional manner. Tim Cook is doing his best to defend Apple against the lawless demands of an authoritarian regime. I tip my hat in honor of Tim Cook. I’m sure he’s aware that this administration will threaten him with the full force of he Federal Government. I hope he stays strong, especial in the face of threatened jail time.
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