posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 12:07 AM
Of course that is not all they will do. If you get froggy you can get pulled over into a secondary checkpoint that usually involves the further
dismembering of your fourth amendment rights and nowadays, probably electrocution by taser.
This is just another example of the police state we have become. Pulled over just to be asked your allegiance.
Next thing you know they will be stopping me for being out past curfew. Oh wait, that’s what DWI stops are for. Another stop which is completely
Now I know, many people out there say, What’s wrong with DWI checks? You shouldn’t drive if you are drunk. I agree. You should not. But I hardly
see how infringing everyone else’s freedom coerces people to not do it.
When I am pulled over at a DWI checkpoint I am asked 5 things generally. License? Insurance? Registration? Where are you going? and Where are you
coming from? Here in southern New Mexico that also means armored prisoner wagons and black clad para-military thugs working for the Federalie…er I
mean State Police.
Now, suddenly this has changed from are you drunk to, “Papers please, oh and an itinerary too.”
Suddenly, under the guise of drunk drivers they are now also giving away no insurance tickets (Why should the government be able to require me to
enter into a contract with ANY public/private entity?), running plates and registration(why should they know what car I own? Did they help me pay for
it?), doing a visual search of the inside of your vehicle(I have actually had the shine lights in the back to get a REAL GOOD look) and my favorite,
among other things, the penultimate in Nanny-State, issue seatbelt tickets.
Now, I have successfully avoided hardcore police stating by denying them the information of my itinerary, though I highly doubt it would fly if I
denied to show them my papers. Besides, I believe it is currently against the law in many states to not show your license when commanded. Plays into
the idea of the license to drive being a privilege and not a right, something which i beg to differ with.
So, as you can see, a seemingly innocuous situation has turned tyrannical in a heart beat. Without freedom there is not freedom. You are not free if
your government is keeping tabs on you and can stop you at any time. You are not free if someone dictates any single shred of your life, particularly
if that someone is sporting a government badge and a tax-payed salary. No, if these things are true we are nothing more than slaves with a large
grazing area. Oh well, nobody need the Fourth Amendment anyways.
What do you guys think? Harmless or severe threat to liberty? Do you stand for liberty or answer their questions for fear of being suspect?
[edit on 2-6-2008 by CaptInsanoX]