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Forum Post: Man Refuses To Comply With Internal Checkpoints ~ Score One for the Fourth Amendment

Posted 8 years ago on July 13, 2012, 3:12 a.m. EST by Hanssen (36)
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Video: Man Refuses To Comply With Internal Checkpoints

Score One for the Fourth Amendment

Paul Watson, Thursday, July 12, 2012

Video: Man Refuses To Comply With Internal Checkpoints


Using the excuse of attempting to apprehend illegal immigrants, Border Patrol agents have set up a network of unconstitutional checkpoints inside the United States. In this video clip, informed citizen Steven Anderson provides a sterling example of how to stand up for your rights and prove that such checkpoints are unenforceable because they violate the 4th amendment.

Traveling through California, Anderson encountered numerous internal checkpoints. When Border Patrol agents attempted to detain him for questioning, Anderson refused, citing his right as an American citizen to “go free on my way.”

The reaction of the officers who blithely expect Anderson to immediately comply with their request for him to to pull over and endure further harassment is stunned silence.

The full exchange, courtesy of SHTF Plan, went as follows.

Anderson: Is this Nazi Germany now, that I have to show my papers?

Officer: It’s a simple yes or no. I need an answer or we can detain you until we figure out whether you’re a U.S. citizen.

Anderson: Well, you know what’s more simple is the fact that my freedom is a little more important than you seem to think. Setting up checkpoints where people have to prove that they’re a citizen is not something that America is supposed to be about. So, I’m not sure if you understand that.

Supervisor enters scene: Grunt

Anderson: Grunt

Supervisor: Just pull up over there (points to line of detained cars)

Anderson: No, thank you… I want to go free on my way. Here I am just going about my own business and I don’t need to stop at a checkpoint to prove who I am because this is America. Correct me if I’m wrong – did I stumble into Mexico or is this still the United States?

Supervisor: This is the United States.

Anderson: Therefore, I should have the freedom to travel unmolested, because I’m in America here.


Supervisor: Ok, go ahead and go.

If more people follow Anderson’s example by simply standing up for their rights and refusing to obey unconstitutional demands, freedom can still be salvaged in America.

Make no mistake, on another occasion the Border Patrol agents may have been more aggressive and even attempted to arrest Anderson, but every individual battle in the wider war to restore liberty is worth taking such risks.

This incident represents just one example of a growing trend of informed citizens refusing to comply with the police state that is dependent on their consent to function. Last week we reported on another example of Americans standing up to unconstitutional police behavior when a family refused to allow cops to perform a warrantless search of their garage sale.



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[-] 1 points by writerconsidered123 (344) 8 years ago

the second story sounds even more interesting "family refused to allow cops to perform a warrantless search of their garage sale." what possible interest is in a garage sale for police ?

[-] 1 points by writerconsidered123 (344) 8 years ago

I know their looking for anachist material that must be it, they can't seem to get enough reading material on this subject.

[-] 1 points by Hanssen (36) 8 years ago

Ha ha, funny! I know you already know this, but for others who may be just tuning in, at this stage of the game, the purpose of the "Military Industrial Complex" is to indoctrinate the masses with fear by their presence in what would otherwise be benign scenarios. The gov is showing the masses that they can flex their military muscle any time they want, so "don't step out of line, or else"....