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Forum Post: ACLU - Do you live in a Constitution free zone?

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 30, 2011, 10:59 a.m. EST by theaveng (602)
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This article is about unconstitutional stops and searches of automobiles within 100 miles of the international border. Since the article was written, these searches have been extended by Obama's administration to include the entire interstate system (starting in Tennessee and then gradually expanding).

It's WRONG to subject a free people to time-consuming and intrusive searches without warrant (or probable cause).

ARTICLE - http://www.aclu.org/national-security_technology-and-liberty/are-you-living-constitution-free-zone

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[-] 3 points by shooz (17791) 2 years ago

I've lived in one ever since the Nixon administration.

It's just getting worse.

[-] -3 points by theaveng (602) 2 years ago

I've lived in one ever since the FDR administration.

It's just getting worse.

;-)

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

And you know, there is an awful lot of discussion about freedom. Nobody really means it. As long as Freedom means the choice between Coke and Pepsi, they really do not give a damn.

I'm surprised that your post has not drawn more attention. :/

[-] 0 points by theaveng (602) 2 years ago

In my experience most people assume, "If the cops wants to search your car, it's because you're a criminal, and you don't have rights."

It's bassbackwards thinking because the truth is that most people are actually innocent, and the SA, Homeland Guard is just being harassing.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Most people assume that with any aspect. Pretrial detainees?

[-] -1 points by theaveng (602) 2 years ago

What are Pretrial detainees? You mean holding suspected criminals in jail until a trial happens? That seems okay to me.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I mean the attitude. People do the same thing. Most people make the same assumption that as a pretrial detainee you don't have any rights and you are automatically guilty.

[-] 0 points by theaveng (602) 2 years ago

Oh right. Yeah that's true, and oftentimes newspapers don't print retractions if the person is later found "not guilty", so all the neighbors assume he's still a criminal simply because he got arrested.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Agreed.

[-] 1 points by Nanook (172) 2 years ago

A new effort has been started to Occupy The Constitution. This effort launches a new Direct Democracy tool called the National Opinion Collection System ( NOCS ). This tool creates a process to capture ALL the comments of EVERY citizen about major social issues, elections and bills before congress. This effort is described at http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupytheconstitution-introduction

[-] 1 points by ilovecars (36) 2 years ago

i would like to suggest that ows organize a sit in or march, to being attenuation to this injustice--
training web page http://tinyurl.com/7rvpv43

[-] 0 points by ChristopherABrownART5 (46) from Santa Barbara, CA 2 years ago

Enough with the reinforced awareness of dysfunction.

Article 5 is a true solution envisioned with the The Declaration of Independence and reinforced in codification with the Constitution.


--That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


Our first and last constitutional right.