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Julian Zelizer says the erosion of the American Dream emanates from erosion of Fourth Amendment. Zelizer: We've come a long way from the days when the fourth was directed at Red Coats beating down front doors of revolutionaries. He says modern violations of the fourth amendment are not physical, but felt in the same way an invisible virus corrupts the system. The fourth is the bedrock of American civil liberties, Zelizer writes. The post 911 Patriot Act is both recent and controversial and controversial.