Author: Stanley Bolten

The police all over America need to be oath keepers and always follow their oaths of office every day before following duty. They need to have common sense when they make the basic law enforcement decisions. They must never go above the Constitution of the United States of America. A great Sheriff, a great police officer to look up to for guidance is the character known as ANDY TAYLOR aka ANDY GRIFFITH from an old 1960s show known as The Andy Griffith Show.

Andy Taylor had even refused to hear a recorded tape from a tape recorder, bugging a conversation between an inmate and his lawyer while they were discussing the criminal case. That is the constitutional right of attorney-client privilege using the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the Sixth Amendment right to a lawyer gives a Court the legal protection of a criminal defendant to discuss the criminal case with a lawyer without worry of being bugged or surveilled. This was on Episode 8, Season 8, the episode known as THE TAPE RECORDER.


Here is a transcript of this portion of the Andy Griffith show because all cops should be following and preserving the guaranteed rights under the U.S. Constitution afforded to every American taxpaying citizen.


Andy Taylor: Wait a minute, what are you talking about?

Opie Taylor: We bugged Mr. Blake’s cell.

Andy Taylor: You What???

Opie Taylor: We bugged the cell with Arnold’s tape recorder. Just listen to this Pa.

Andy Taylor: I can’t listen to that.

Opie Taylor: But Pa,

Andy Taylor: Opie I can’t listen to that. I’m not permitted.

Opie Taylor: But Pa, you don’t understand.

Andy Taylor: Opie I can’t listen to this. Now I’ve told you about eavesdropping.

Opie Taylor: Buit pa, this is different.

Andy Taylor: Yes it’s worse. You overheard a conversation that was supposed to be private. Now I can’t be a party to that.

Opie Taylor: But pa, if you can just listen to this.

Andy Taylor: Opie I can’t listen.

Opie Taylor: Pa, your erasing the tape.

Andy Taylor: That’s what I mean to do. You bugged the conversation between a lawyer and his client. Now that’s violating one of the most sacred rights of privacy.

Opie Taylor: But Pa,

Andy Taylor: No buts.

Opie Taylor: But if it helps the law?

Andy Taylor: Opie, the law can’t use this kind of help.

Andy Taylor: Because whether a man is guilty or innocent, we have to find that out by due process of law.

We have to have the Fourth Amendment right to privacy as well as that right being necessary to protect the other right under the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing the constitutional right to have a lawyer for his/her defense, even if it protects a criminal, because if we take away a Fourth Amendment right under the U.S. Constitution massively under the guise of public safety, then we run the risk of BLACKMAIL, where a corrupt cop can eavesdrop on people for the purposes of blackmail. This creates a situation where the ones conducting the spying and surveillance without any constitutional limits can easily become corrupt. They can be a peeping tom peeping on naked people in showers or peeping on those using the toilets at restrooms or bathrooms. They can use surveillance to target the political opposition. They can use surveillance to blackmail individuals to be controlled and compromised, like possibly JOHN ROBERTS FOR EXAMPLE. We have to have limits on searches and seizures, we have to have limits on what can be surveilled because it protects the mass of people from being put at possible risk to situations like perverts and peeping toms, blackmailing, and other criminal acts which can come out of eavesdropping and surveillance. That is why the Constitution limits what can be searched and seized, and anything outside of that scope cannot be used in a valid constitutional court of law, even if an unconstitutional use of evidence could theoretically help the law. That was what Andy Taylor aka Andy Griffith was talking about.

What does the Fourth Amendment say:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. – Fourth Amendment, U.S. Constitution

Andy Griffith’s character on that TV show was not going to violate the constitutional rights of his prisoner in his jail, in that television show. All police officers must follow the Constitution, and must not delve into acting like criminals under the guise of stopping criminals or fighting crime. We have a constitution to protect all Americans and protect law abiding citizens. Privacy protects us from perverts and peeping toms. Privacy is not always indication of a crime or criminal behavior. Privacy is used for protecting oneself from being molested. Privacy is used for protecting oneself from burglary. Privacy is used to protect minors from being named in the news media since the wrong people could use this information for bad purposes. Privacy is used to protect bank accounts from money being stolen by strangers. Privacy is used to protect people from criminals. The U.S. Supreme Court a long time ago said that the government must not act like criminals under the guise of stopping crime.

Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438, 485 (1928) (“Decency, security and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperilled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means — to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal — would bring terrible retribution. Against that pernicious doctrine this Court should resolutely set its face. ”)

Brian Hill believes in justice and the constitution. He wants justice for all, not justice only for the elite. Brian has always been against the New World Order and always will be. That is why Brian advocates that all police officers be as humble as they should be and be constitutional oath keeping peace officers like ANDY GRIFFITH aka SHERIFF ANDY TAYLOR.

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