Third Unanimous DecisionI am not sure if this is a trend, or even if it were to be a trend that it indicates something good, but the Supreme Court has announced another unanimous decision. This time they decided that a law enforcement officer may not sneak on your land and attach a GPS device to your automobile without benefit of a judicial warrant. (Full decision here)
It seems to me that we are seeing an expansion of the police state so broad that all nine members can vote against it, but what bothers me even more (after all, the decisions made things right) is the history of the cases. Police are prone to do outrageous things, but the courts are there to rein them in. Yet, once a court rules against them, the state in these cases has appealed, and then appealed again. Thus it is not a few out of control police, it is entire states that are willing to spend millions on defeating some of our cherished freedoms. In the case of the minister, the federals would like to be able to decide how a church may run their ministry. What with their express desire to abridge our freedoms in big ways and small, it gives one little comfort that the Supreme Court is on the right side, since it appears that the rest of our governments seem keen to pursue their nefarious ends. It is all about power, and the only way the state can get more power is to grant We the People ever less of it. But our constitution is clear - this is not their power to grant - these freedoms come from God.