Friday, March 18, 2011

Illegal Searches and Seizures

Hopefully all who read this post will be familiar with the Bill of Rights, which were indelibly recorded by our forefathers for posterity. If not, please read the following.

The Bill of Rights
Article VI
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Americans are guaranteed to be free from governmental interference and harassment, unless there is probable cause.
Driving on the streets, byways, highways and boulevards of our nation is not enough cause to be stopped by the police. If stopped by the police they have no legal right to search and/or seize you or your property (such as your vehicle)or anything in your vehicle or any items you are carrying on your person.
The assumption by the police is that you are “guilty” until proven innocent. Random and unregulated stops and seizures by the police violate our rights as free and liberated citizens of our once great nation. The 'No Refusal' Weekend Program is simply another way the government is using to enslave American citizens.
Furthermore, as citizens of the United States we are guaranteed the right to not incriminate ourselves under article VII of the Bill of Rights.
Article VII
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Americans do have the right to refuse breathalyzer tests or any other test that may determine that we are guilty of DUI. While I abhor drunk drivers and the mayhem and carnage they can and do cause to innocent and guilty alike, there are issues here that surpass the state’s supposed right to harass citizens.
If the police truly are concerned about securing the safety of our streets from inebriated drivers they should set up road blocks at the neighborhood taverns and restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages. However, the real purpose of the 'No Refusal' Weekend Program is more nefarious, I fear. Whether intended our not, the real outcome will be to further enslave citizens in an ever-growing police state.


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