“A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. When the people once surrender their share of the legislature, and their right of defending the limitations upon the government, and of resisting every encroachment upon them, they can never regain it.” -- John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot
A "search" or "seizure" within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment occurs when a government agent intrudes upon a person's reasonable expectation of privacy.
"Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them or by a power without them; either by the Word of God or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible or by the bayonet." - Robert Winthrop, Speaker of the U. S. House