Personal And Private Property Security

Personal and Private Property Security
The 4th Amendment states, "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 Fifth Amendment further protects property, by stating, "No person shall be ... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

We affirm the Fourth Amendment right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, including arbitrary or de facto registration, general and unwarranted electronic surveillance, national and/or private computer databases, and national identification cards. We also reaffirm that civil governments must be strictly limited in their powers to intrude upon the persons and private property of individual citizens, in particular, that no place be searched and no thing be seized, except upon proof of probable cause that a crime has been committed and the proper judicial warrant issued.

We further reaffirm the common-law rule that protects the people from any search or seizure whatsoever when that search or seizure violates the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

We deplore and oppose vigorously legislation and executive action that deprive the people of their Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights under claims of necessity to "combat terrorism," to "protect national security," or to “protect the peace and maintain order in times of natural disasters.”

We oppose legislation and administrative action utilizing asset forfeiture laws which enable the confiscation of the private property of persons not involved in the crime. Forfeiture of assets can only be enforced after conviction of the property owner as a penalty for the crime. Such forfeitures must follow full due process of law under criminal prosecution standards.

We oppose the monitoring and controlling of the financial transactions of the people through such proposed laws as "Know Your Customer." Banks should be repositories of treasure and fiduciaries for the people, not enforcers for the State. Any information regarding customer transactions the State obtains from banks must be subject to the traditional Fourth Amendment safeguards.

We support privacy legislation that prohibits private parties from discriminating against individuals who refuse to disclose or obtain a Social Security number. We also call for legislation prohibiting all governmental entities from requiring the use of the Social Security number except for Social Security transactions. Additionally, we call for the repeal of all laws, regulations, and statutes that require the use of the Social Security number for any purpose other than Social Security transactions.

We are totally opposed to the so called Patriot Act and call for its immediate repeal in full.  We further oppose the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and its egregious assault on the personal liberties and freedoms of U.S. citizens and call for the immediate revocation, defunding, and cessation of this unconstitutional agency.  We further call upon the governments at all levels to immediately disband the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) and immediately cease all vestiges of operations or any semblance thereof of this unconstitutional agency with is constant violation of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution in the name of national security. 

Dr. Benjamin Franklin stated, “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” The Constitution Party of Ohio demands that the governments of the United States and the State of Ohio act immediately and decisively to remove these holographic semblances of security and return to “we the people” our essential liberties!
 
We further call upon the County Sheriffs in Ohio to uphold their oaths to the Constitution against all powers foreign and domestic, including our state and federal governments and their agencies along with those governments’ and agencies’ unconstitutional and therefore illegal directives, “laws,” and other usurpations of the rights of the people. 
While all law enforcement officials take essentially the same oath of office, and as such we call upon them to also uphold their oath of office to uphold the Constitution, the County Sheriff is the only enforcement official elected directly by the people they serve, therefore they are the highest ranking enforcement official. Thus, they have the duty, as well as the honor and privilege, of protecting the unalienable rights of the people that elected them, whether enumerated by the Constitution or not and we therefore call upon them to do their sworn duty.