Our Response to H.J.Res.76 - An Open Violation of the 4th Amendment
On August 22, 2017 President Trump signed House Joint Resolution 76 into public law with only five Congressmen who voted against it: Representatives Justin Amash, a Republican from Michigan; Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina; Thomas Massie, a Republican from Kentucky; Alex Mooney, a Republican from West Virginia; and Mark Sanford, a Republican from South Carolina. House Joint Resolution 76 is a bill that will allow homes to be searched without a warrant. On the surface, House Joint Resolution 76 looks harmless. The title of the bill claims that its purpose is “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.” However, there is a major violation of the Constitution within the text of the bill. It reads: "In performing its duties, the Commission, through its Board or designated employees or agents, may: Enter upon the WMATA Rail System and, upon reasonable notice and a finding by the chief executive officer that a need exists, upon any lands, waters, and premises adjacent to the WMATA Rail System, including, without limitation, property owned or occupied by the federal government, for the purpose of making inspections, investigations, examinations, and testing as the Commission may deem necessary to carry out the purposes of this MSC Compact, and such entry shall not be deemed a trespass."
This law now gives the Commission authority to enter all properties near the Metro Rail System without limitation and without a warrant for "inspections, investigations, examinations, and testing.” This bill clearly is in violation of the 4th Amendment as listed in the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was written after the states called for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, and lists specific prohibitions on governmental power. The 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution reads:
"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." Since this new "law" clearly and openly violates the 4th Amendment of the Bill of Rights, We, The People and We, The Three Percenters, declare that this is not a just law, and in fact, is not a law at all. We declare this law null and void. Any and all "laws" that are created and passed by Congress that clearly violates the United States Constitution we will firmly stand against and boldly declare that the government has overreached its bounds and is in clear violation of The People's rights.
We call upon ALL people who enjoy the freedoms and rights granted unto us by our Creator and protected by the Bill of Rights and our Constitution to contact their representatives BY PHONE, as this is the best way to make our voice heard. Please click on the following link to find your representative's phone number: https://callyourrep.co/ We will always stand up for our rights, liberties, and privileges, and against corruption and tyranny. Join us and help us protect them at www.thethreepercenters.org.
The Three Percenters National Council