Why? Because for those whose financial standing places them above the need for such protections, said protections are an impediment to getting richer and/or more powerful. The ideals embodied in The Constitution were revolutionary, put in place by men with both vision and a desire to end the kind of tyranny and abuse that has always been the sequelae of concentrated power.
It's so simple. Demonstrate to a judge that you have probable cause and you'll get your warrant. That's how the system was set up and it has worked pretty damned well. Why, oh why, do we suddenly need to hide the actions of law enforcement and other government bodies from the judiciary?
Well now, see? There's your problem. You still believe that they're your representatives. They're not. Oh sure, you were allowed to vote for one of the candidates, but virtually all of them are already beholden to the people who wrote the big checks that got the on the ballot in the first place. In other words, big business and big money are the only real "constituents".
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