We trust that most of our readers will remember the Fourth Ammendment to the Constitution of the United States:

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.
Protection against “unreasonable searches and seizures” is a bedrock of democratic society. That protection is now under serious assault in Europe.

In a sobering story published in The Wall Street Journal on March 1, we learned that European Union anti-trust investigators may conduct dawn raids, without a search warrant, to look for incriminating evidence. “EU