The Second Amendment And The Fourth Amendment

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Since the time the framers of the constitution, technology has improved significantly which has led to an increasing concern in the privacy of an individual. Technology, used by government agencies and commercial enterprises, has led to a change in one’s privacy and freedom. For this reason, the agencies and enterprises have been called into question of infringement of the fourth. Using the lessons learned from history, the framers of the constitutions created the fourth amendment, which protects from unreasonable searches, and the fifth amendment, which prevents a person from incriminating himself or herself, to create a government with just laws, but with the advancement in technology, the fourth amendment needs to expand its policies to fit the changes in modern society.
Drawing from lessons of history, the framers created the Fifth Amendment which protects an accused person from self-incrimination, and punishment without due process of law (Edwards, Wattenberg, & Lineberry, 2006). The framers had in mind the oath de veritae dicenda In twelve thirteen, Pope Innocent III created a council that led trials of crimes. An accused had to swear the oath, which was to answer all questions truthfully, when in front of the council. If the person refused, the person was said to be guilty, and if the person pleaded not guilty he was convicted of perjury. In top of all of this, the council would threaten eternal damnation if the person did not take the oath (Bentz, 2012).
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