Several people have pointed out to me the recent and real scare by the Department of Fatherland Security and the clear and present danger this agency represents with the newly designated “Constitution Free Zones”. If you have not heard about this, you should.
What is happening is the thugs at Homeland Security have designated a 100 mile wide “free zone” around the entire US border as being exempt from Constitutional protections. According to the ACLU, this zone encompasses a full 2/3 of the entire United States population.
Most U.S. cities fall within this region, and most U.S. citizens live within the 100 mile border zone. This area represents 197.4 million Americans. Anyone within this region can be stopped and searched illegally for any reason, probable cause is not required.
In a video shown to reporters at a national press conference event Wednesday, retired San Diego social worker Vince Peppard complained that he and his wife were stopped at a checkpoint on a road east of San Diego
on I-94, many miles after crossing back into the United States with tiles he’d bought in Mexico.
When he refused to let the Customs and Border Protection officer search his car, the officer led him to a bench, called in the contraband dog and then “ransacked” his car.
“I didn’t feel like I was inside the U.S.,” Peppard said, calling the search on the side of the road embarrassing. “I felt like I was in a B-movie with Nazis asking for my papers.”
It is already much too late to say “this is how it all begins”, because illegal search and seizure has long been a policy of the U.S. Government against the citizens. Over 5,000 properties per week are seized by the IRS for example, and breaking door down in the middle of the night and simply killing the occupants inside is also the norm.
This is just yet another example of how American freedoms are being simply discarded or ignored by our “protectors”, who have long lost sight of what their job was really supposed to be. They recognize nothing except their own might and consider you their enemy (and victim).
Sorry I’m slow getting this article up, my eye still hurt like the dickens and it’s actually pretty uncomfortable to sit at the computer still, but things are improving.