Notes from the Electronic Cottage 4/24/08

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Perhaps we need a new bumper sticker these days that asks “What would the Founders say?” Today’s technology places immense power in the hands of government. Even though they could not specifically foresee today’s technologies – like involuntary DNA collection – the Founders and drafters of our Constitution did their best to establish principles upon which a free society should be based. Some of those principles are under severe strain in today’s political/technologial environment, especially the Fourth Amendment.