A principle of governance applicable to all governmental employees, top to bottom, is enshrined in the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness [property rights].–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed source
The first duty of FBI special agents and all law enforcement personnel is to approach all citizens with the inherent restraint of securing first the rights of citizens. There was a Miranda opinion of the Supreme Court because a law enforcement officer did not respect Mr. Miranda’s rights.
Pertinent news story:
Consider this excerpt from the aforementioned Epoch Times news story.
Minutes after being jostled awake, Caldwell found himself outside in the freezing cold in his undershorts and a T-shirt. In handcuffs attached to a belly chain, he then was dragged across the lawn by FBI agents and thrown onto the hood of a government sedan.
The FBI employees treated Thomas Caldwell despicably and unconstitutionally.
I will be appealing to our Texas congressional delegation to address the DOJ, in particular, the FBI, on the facts of this singular duty to secure the rights of those under investigation and/or arrest and to treat all persons in custody with decency and respect.
We are past the time to reorder the FBI. It is my hope we can elevate the reputation of the FBI from the present-day status of tyrannical thugs to that of the most honorable and trustworthy federal law-enforcement organization.
The Rule of Law is a bedrock of our republic but mistrust of federal law-enforcement officers undermines the public trust. It naturally follows that federal and state laws must qualify as the Supreme Law of the Land, as per Article VI of the Constitution.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
Regarding instances of law enforcement officers giving unlawful orders, the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates must be understood. This important doctrine was manifest in the Declaration of Independence, grievance number 23 of the 27 posted.
“He [King George III] has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.” source
If all law enforcement officers were trained to respect and protect the natural rights of all citizens whom they encounter, there would never have been the United States Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona. Learn more about Miranda here.