SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS!!!Mark Matheny
July 4, 2012
Andy Griffith has passed away at age 86. He was known most famously for his role as the Sheriff of Mayberry on the "Andy Griffith Show".
According to TMZ.com, Ron Howard, who played Opie Taylor on the show posted on twitter about the death of Andy yesterday saying, "His pursuit of excellence and the joy he took in creating served generations & shaped my life I'm forever grateful RIP Andy."
The article further stated:
Andy Griffith, an icon of TV, has died ... this according to Andy's close friend, former UNC President Bill Friday.I wanted to pay tribute by posting a scene from "The Andy Griffith Show" where Sheriff Taylor schools his son about 5th amendment rights, saying to Opie ( after Opie had illegaly wiretapped a confidential prisoner-attorney conversation in the Mayberry Jail), "Whether a man is guilty or innocent, we have to find that out by due process of law."
Griffith, who became famous for "The Andy Griffith Show," passed away at his home in Manteo, North Carolina this morning.
Friday broke the news to WITN News in North Carolina.
In addition to starring in his show and producing the subsequent "Mayberry R.F.D.," Griffith was a Grammy award-winning southern gospel singer. Of course, Griffith also starred in the long-running series, "Matlock" and often made guest appearances in other shows, including "Dawson's Creek."
There's a famous statue of Andy and Opie -- played by Ron Howard -- in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Griffith was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush in 2005.
Of course the current administration, as well as afew previous ones have shredded this amendment as well as others.......
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. -4th Amendment
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation - 5th Amendment