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And note this, also: if he had REALLY been doing something wrong, would he have been allowed to drive off? Obviously, the BP thinks they can dupe people into letting them search their private property, etc. This is just like old Nazi Germany.
And if you think they should be "protecting our borders"...COME ON. The gov. obviously has ZERO intention of protecting our borders. We`re over trying to establish and protect borders in Iraq, while our own country falls apart.
REVOLT! REVOLT! REVOLT!
BFLH: How is this an abuse of authority?!? Immigration checkpoints are legal in this country and are constitutional. The US has the sovereign right to protect its borders and any NEXUS to the border, i.e. a certain distance within the interior.
Ruining this country?!? How about human traffickers that enslave women as prostitutes, illegal aliens soaking up free healthcare, criminal aliens having sex with 10 year olds? Oh, none of you mind that huh?
If he was at a US Border crossing, he would have the fullest authority to ask him those questions and could detain him if unsatisfied with those answers. I don`t believe the Border Patrol has the jurisdiction to man these internal checkpoints.
I have my doubts of the point-of-view that it`s a way to help create a police state, but sounds like a legitimate issue with jurisdiction. Shouldn`t the local police or highway patrol be in charge of such checkpoints?
So,I say again: If you are upset that he wasn`t nice to her, you are missing the bigger picture. He was in the right, and beat her at her own game. It`s a serious matter, and he conducted himself appropri
He maybe not be a dick to you, but he appears to be a jerk to me. He wanted to prove his rights at the expense of other people, who just want to deal with that stopping point and get on with their lives. He has a right to argue with it, but his actions express it in a negative light.
I would have had no qualms with him if he didn`t waste everyone`s time by refusing to roll down his window, question her, then repeat the same thing over and over. Am I being detained? Am I being detained? Am I being detained? Am I being detained? Am I begin detained? Am I being detained? Am I being detained? Am I being detained? Am I being detained? Am I being detained? Am I being detained? Am I
What Claim we are 2 steps from a police state. Also to the people who say it`s for border Protection, If It really is ask your self why are there still Millions of illegal immigrants in the country still? Because They aren`t for those things, they are to make you sued to being searched for no reason (here they say it`s for the above mentioned reasons) and be herded like sheep. For those in Europe & the US for that matter they are talking about having these at every STATE border but reason for that? National Security they say. It`s a bunch of Bull Sh*t Never sit and let your freedoms be taken away! Fight For what is guaranteed by this nation Founding fathers! "Every generation needs a new revolution." - Thomas Jefferson.
How come I know more about miss Spears than I do about random security checkpoints popping up on our roads? [email protected]!^&$ useless media.
This guy didn`t exactly bring a reasonable argument up with his useless "am I being detained" repitition. Broken record, really hard to sit through, just made himself obnoxious.
I might have been, like, oh am I at a border? Must have taken a wrong turn about 2 hours ago...
"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" -attributed to Benjamin Franklin
Had it been a border CROSSING, they would have required passports, customs, etc.
It was a checkpoint within the US. Semi-Permanent by the looks of it.
They have every right to search somebody coming into the country! How can he have all the rights of a US citizen when he hasn`t even established that he IS a US citizen?!
need more max characters.
And the europeans playing like they don`t have border controls can STFU. I`ve been through plenty of european border checkpoints by plane train and automobile, and I have the passport stamps to prove it.
The guy should not have been allowed to proceed without showing proof of citizenship. Period.
And how were they allowing him to snap photos of a border checkpoint without confiscating the camera? I mean, sure it`s just a little checkpoint in the middle of not-much-that`s-important, but that practically screams recon activity by somebody who wants to do something illegal. Try snapping pictures of the customs area in an airport and see what happens to you.And no, you aren`t complying with "airport" rules, you`re complying with federal law that the airport is required to enforce.
Having the right to do whatever you want whenever you want isn`t liberty- it`s a
--that guys a douche and just made more trouble for himself, he could have answered the simple question and left--
He could have, but then he didn`t, because he was sticking up for what he believed in, and if that makes someone a douche, then I am aswell.
I think both of them are in the wrong, and I agree with what both of them are doing, but either one of them could have just answered the question. So, I don`t like both either. : D
"Am I being detained??"
I just saying is all!
Bubba, thank you for the offer, I will keep it in mind.
It turns out that I am actually an EU Citizen. My Grandmother was born in Italy and returned to Italy to have my mother. She gave birth before being naturalized as a US citizen, and by some Italian immigration law it states that citizenship can be passed down to the grandchild.
All I have to do is collect their birth certificates and marriage certificates, send it to the Italian Consulate and I get my citizenship (or so I was told by the Consulate).
Thanks Maddog. I had that shot backstage before going out. I loved wearing that dress. I got to keep it, too.
-petrified by the stupidity and blindness demonstrated by this remark-
stick it to the man!
Err and whats the UK being doing a lot longer than the US. We had just sorted things with the IRA and then this happened. We had 7/7 incase you forget, so we know EXACTLY what is going on.the problem with a terrorist is, he`s someone elses freedom fighter.
Think about that, because before long, if things get a lot worse than they are now, whats the diffrence?
Later in the video, he goes on to a McDonald`s drive thru window and argues with an 17 y/o employee about how they had no right to remove the McRib from their menu. *eye roll*
I`m sure you`ve heard about all these `accidental` raids going on in our country?
...I really don`t think they are that accidental.
Samela...they do. What good do they do here? Seriously.
"then see if they give you any trouble when you leave."
Have you ever been out of the country, darling? They damn near interrogate you cheesy cop-show style when you go through customs.
One day we are going to wake up and Americans can no longer get out of the country. By then it`ll be too late.
I for one am already working on my visas to get me the hell out of here before such a thing happens.
I mean, really, how can people not see how subtly the government is turning into a hard-core police state.
They locked up a man in California for talking to children in a park (the mothers saw him, freaked out and called the cops). He was arrested, even though he had no criminal records...they called it `preventative measures`.
No, its thought crimes.
2009, I revoke I get my visas (ideally) and never look back.
his points not valid at all you cant just let random people enter and leave a country--------------------------------------------------
No one said you you should. Did she have reasonble grounds to suspect he wasnt American?
Well..I`ve made my point, it`s not my country and it`s your vote not mine that make these things happen or not. I know what sort of country I want to live in, and it`s not one, where as a perfectly law abiding person I am accountable for everything to my Goverment. They are accountable to me.
I guarentee for every freedom you gave up in the name of security, it`s just one step closer to a police state.
You want proof...
Read this. This is what has happened in America so far
his points not valid at all you cant just let random people enter and leave a country
The paper story is far from the reality. Police wont and cant stop you with out reasanoble grounds as the courtcases prove. There needs to be some suspicion to back up the arrest or the police are screwed. All the current arrests are of people who are belived to have links to terrorism through current intel rather that stopping random people on the street and saying "your nicked".
It has to stand up in court, and this is where it all went pearshaped when the Govement tried to get American on our asses!
And Maddog, with the new anti-terrorism act you can now be stopped and searched by the police at any time for any reason (in Scotland anyway, I think it`s UK-wide). Plus, you can be detained without charge for 24 hours, or something like a month under the terrorist act.
The right to be stopped, question and possibly detained on any grounds.
The right to your freedom.
It dosnt matter what a rooster the guy was, they had no reason to stop him. I dont know about America, but you cant just stop and question people here in the UK without reasonable grounds to do so, i.e They match a wanted description, they may be a witness, they are in an area the shouldnt be..etc etc.Stopping someone just to question their nationality without reasonable grounds is only a few steps away from goose stepping. How long before it just becomes random searches? He probably should have just answered her questions and gone about his business, but what about next time he`s stopped and the time after that and so on and so forth.
Just think about it! Dont say it wont happen because you never know!
Also she was hott.
He might be a jackass, but his points valid.
I can hear you fine mam`m.