Your neighbor can’t enter your home without your permission.  Neither can a stranger.  However, if you live in Indiana, as long as that stranger is a police officer he can enter your home for any reason at all, anytime.  Even for an unlawful entry without a warrant.

The Indiana State Supreme court has ruled that people do not have the right to resist if police enter their home illegally.  In the particular case they ruled on, the 3-2 majority agreed that the man in question did not have the right to prevent officers from entering his home, as allowing that act could promote violence between citizens and the police.  What? The act of resisting could cause violence but the act of illegal entry is acceptable and not the impetus? This follows a previous ruling by the same court that police don’t have to knock to enter when serving a warrant.  Yup, they can barge right in, knock the door down.  Geez, in the middle of the night, someone knocks down my door, I’m swinging a bent 4-iron first, reading documents later.  How can creating a police state reduce the level of violence if people can’t feel safe in their own homes?

The gavel, the weapon of choice for an activist judiciary....

Justice Steven David wrote this for the majority opinion: “A right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. We also find that allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest.”  He even a admits that he is over-turning centuries of established precedent in favor of what he calls his “public policy decision.”

The good people of Indiana need to remove this idiot, as well as the other two from the bench as soon as possible.  Mr. David doesn’t seem to understand his role in government.  And I can assure you; it’s not to create public policy from the bench.  Then again, there has been a steady attack on the constitution for at least the last 30 years of my life.  Many activist judges find hidden meanings in the document to enforce whatever social engineering they support, making rights appear from the text where none are enumerated.  All the while, picking and choosing which right they can strip from Americans, even rights that have roots in the Magna Carta and settled English Common law.

From cases like Kelo, to the recent SCOTUS ruling allowing police to enter a home without a warrant if they hear what they believe is evidence being destroyed, the right to be secure in our homes is vanishing.  We need to take back our court system as quickly as possible before this slide to a police state becomes irreversible.

Let’s start with Indiana.