Originally posted by DDastardly12
No one is taking away your rights. You still get to drive and if you are not drunk they'll wave you on... it's 2 minutes out of your day...
We all have a limited amount of minutes in our lives. The idea that the state can at any time arbitrarily decide to detain free unsuspected citizens for any amount of time and force them to go through a battery of tests with the threat of physical violence by not complying - is simply ludicrous.
I'm certain the state could also search your home in a few minutes while you wait, so are you willing to let them show up with a surprise goon squad on a regular basis to do a five minute house search while you and the kids are getting ready to go out for the day? Just to keep the neighborhood and country safe, of course.
I'm not willing to give up my time or privacy without a fight. I should not have to prove myself innocent on a daily, hourly or weekly basis in order to travel freely within my own neighborhood, country or state.
I was born in a country that you were considered innocent until proven guilty.
My time is my own and my business is my own. Until I'm a suspect of breaking a rule, ordinance, or law of some sort my privacy (time, business & personal space) should be respected. That's the whole point of the Fourth Amendment, it demands or reminds the state respect that privacy by not crossing that barrier by following due process.
Florida is ignoring due process by proceeding as if all are guilty (detention for processing) until proven otherwise. That itself is against our laws and a breach of our civil rights.
edit on 4-1-2011 by verylowfrequency because: (no reason given)