Saturday, April 20, 2013

What happened to the 4th Amendment?

For the last few days as I watched events unfold in Boston my mind was a jumble of thoughts. I
watched as innocent people suffered at the hands of terrorists. I watched as Americans tried to rally against those terrorist who would make us afraid to leave our homes and to gather in mass to follow American traditions.

As time passed I watched the news and tried to to pick real facts out of a maze of distortions cast by the media and the police themselves. I cast no blame for that misinformation because I know some was done by accident and some for good intentions. I suspect it might be a long time before we have all the true facts of the story, and it's that reason I tread lightly here.

I spent my life trying to understand the how and why of all things. In this search I have seen a lot of rights and wrongs. I have come to the conclusion that the greatest question we can ask is, what is right? There are many perceptions of right and wrong, of moral and immoral. Sometimes the path to enlightenment lies in the questions themselves. So let's ask some questions.

Who is correct, the political left or right? I think both sides are correct, but it's in the solutions where the differences lie. Not long after the Occupy Wall Street event I spent all night talking to both organizers and participants. I found them to be greatly divided on solutions, in part because that always happens and we all think differently. Part of the reason for their differences was that some of the organizers were out for power and money, while others were average citizens wanting a voice.