A Clear and Present Danger

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.

Fatherland Security Constitution Free Zones

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.

Wired has a article on this story, as does the ACLU.

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.


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12 thoughts on “A Clear and Present Danger

  • October 25, 2008 at 1:27 am

    Sorry to be a bit late with this–I haven’t checked your site for a few days.

    Apply castor oil to your injured eye. The way to do this is to smear a copious amount on the closed eye. The castor oil will seep in under the eyelid.

    This is helpful for eye irritation and pain. Optometrists used to apply castor oil before eye exams as a prophylactic measure against eye irritation.

    It’s soothing and may even aid healing.

    My most recent eye problem occured when carbuteror cleaner (mostly methyl alcohol) splashed back directly into both eyes. I flushed the eyes with water repeatedly, applying castor oil between flushings. It helped a lot.

    You can also cure pink-eye this way.

    The castor oil does blur your vision while it’s in your eye. If you still have eye pain, it will probably help.

  • October 25, 2008 at 1:31 am

    BTW, buy the large economy size of the castor oil. It has quite a few medicinal uses and should be in everyone’s preps.

  • October 25, 2008 at 4:06 am

    Great advice, sharon. Thanks.

    Using contraband dogs, there is no reason to ransack a vehicle. From what I’ve seen on COPS, a decent dog could find an ounce of coke hidden in the gas tank from 15 feet away!

    And just as with the airports, I bet they are passing by those who resemble the type they are looking for so they can harass tourists and strip search women and little girls and publicly humiliate veterans who have lost limbs.

    Welcome to the Police States of America.

  • October 25, 2008 at 10:02 am

    I don’t get the map, Michigan is competely covered yet 100 miles from Detroit/Windsor would only put you just the other side of lansing…not all the way over to Lake Michigan…

  • October 25, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Does anyone actually think that being 100 miles or more away from ‘the border’ would make any difference whatsoever? That some (any) raging ego-manic control-freak want-to-be torturer power-tripper scum-bag dressed in blue sporting a shiny tin badge and colorful domination-license patches is going to be using GPS to determine your distance from the border/coast? Ha ha ha

  • October 25, 2008 at 10:28 am

    It doesn’t make a difference to me, because I know first hand more then once,that when the Blue Blue meanies want to do something,they’ll do it, border or no border, Constitution Free Zones or no Constitution Free Zones. I have paid my share of towing fees, courts costs, night in jail, ticket fines, IRS leins, bank account seizures, on and on…

    But, if the ACLU is going to bring this out to the public and draw a bright orange circle around this freaking country then they ought to get better details.

    But having said that, the majority of humans here still won’t really give a rats a** as long as it’s for the good of the country and the children and to make us more secure…

  • October 25, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    This map is inaccurate and misleading, insofar as the Great Lakes are
    concerned. Lake Michigan is wholly within the USA–the only one of the Great Lakes which is.
    This fact of geo-politics of course means that Illinois and Indiana, and the entire western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan are not part of the so-called free-zone, unless of course we’ve signed over Lake Michigan to another country.

  • October 25, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    The problem is even if there is a so called C free zone, it has nothing to do with citizen safety or border protection. We have no need for a 100 mile wide border crossing around the whole US.

    IMO it’s another sneaky,underhanded way for them to eventually get the people of US/Canada/Mexico as one country, same as with the downfall of the Fiancial section. It’s their way of slowly killing the money and introducing for the betterment of the citizens and of course the children the new NAU coinage… Just my opionion, thats all…

  • October 26, 2008 at 7:39 am

    And then there’s the other C free zones–airports.

    I had to travel to Boston one weekend in August and on the way back, twice, at two different airports, I was “selected for extra screening”.

    Now I see what’s going on at airports. If you’re not “selected for extra screening”, you’re treated like cattle. If you ARE “selected for extra screening”, you are treated like a murderer or child rapist.

    Immediatedly after being informed of my “luck”, someone shouted to the goons up ahead, “Female–FULL ASSIST!!!” at the top of her lungs, so as not only to alert the next batch of goons that some unlucky flyer was “selected”, but also to alert other passengers they’d better behave or this could be them next time. Lot of psychology here no doubt.

    Besides having to stand spread eagle with your feet “on the yellow footprints” and be frisked/patted down front, back, and both sides, with hands and arms straight out, every inch of your purse and carryon bag is searched, including several times where my purse was not visible to me. All of this is in view of the long lines of flyers passing by.

    The goons had a field day carefully unwrapping a hand carved flute I had bought for my husband. They spent an inordinate amount of time inspecting it, holding it up in the air, looking at it from every possible angle, no doubt conjuring up the many ways it could be used to blow up an airplane. I was actually surprised they finally stuffed it back in my bag.

    Also, they carefully swipe a white fabric disc all around the opening of each shoe, each bag, and purse, using a brand new disc for each procedure, and after each swipe, the disc is then inserted into a device for a “reading”. An airline worker friend of mine said those discs are for detecting explosives. Heck, I don’t even like Bic lighters!

    The parting words of one of the goons was, “Have a nice day”, no doubt meant to elicit a response from me that would have meant a further “selection” with even more invasive and abusive tactics.

    So, as we all know, the emergence of fascism is a stepwise thing, one step here, one change there, another way over there, all seemingly unconnected if you’re part of the tvzombiecrowd. But to those not on auto-pilot, it is obvious what’s happening and in a strange and bizarre way I’m glad for the wakeup call at the airport.

    I called about riding a bus for another trip I need to make, and the ticket person said, “you or your luggage may be subject to search at any time” during the trip. So, it’s here brothers and sisters.

    Tick, tock, tick, tock….

  • October 26, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Thanks for sharing that story. This is the #1 reason why I categorically refuse to fly. I absolutely will NOT submit myself to this level of humiliation and treatment.

    The airlines should be allowed to go bankrupt by (real) Americans who stand up for their rights (and self-respect) and absolutely refuse to fly. This type of surveillance is ridiculous and absurd, catching absolute no one.

    It is all part of the ‘terrorist’ agenda, where we are all supposed to be meek little sheep and afraid. The only terrorist in America are the goons with badges and wanna-be rent-a-cops the TSA hires. Oh, lest I forget, the politicians who are pushing all this crap and hired mercenaries like Blackwater and their ilk.

    The government has admitted that it has not caught a single terrorist with these ‘security procedures’, but the fat, lazy, stupid sheeple keep going along with these intrusions as if they were necessary and for our own good.

    It’s disgusting. America has become a land of cowards and slaves, only capable of holding a gun to a foreigner’s head under the “Commander in Chief’s” orders (to kill, maim and destroy), but totally incapable of throwing off their own oppressors.

    The “land of the free” is the home of the stupefied, oppressed and idiotic land of cowardly slaves. Bring me your huddled masses so that we may oppress them and treat them like cattle.

    Pay as you go in Amerika, submit to body cavity searches for the ‘privilege’ of being an Amerikan. I’ve never seen such a bunch of cowards in my entire life. People are so cowardly, they even refuse to say a simple “No”. No more flying, no more illegal search and seizures, no more “permissions slips” from their tyrannical governments just to exist, just a simple “No, I will not submit”. You don’t have to pick up a gun to be brave. You just have to stand up for what you believe in.

    But in America this means Big Mac’s and Budwieser beer and Monday night football and Hooters and gas guzzling cars and more idiocy then you can shake a stick at. That’s what Amerikans believe in and they care nothing at all for what has become of their country, the so-called land of the free and home of the slave.

    The one good thing about collapse is a lot of this will eventually go away, including the idiots that stand like silent sheep and submit to these intrusions. They will be swept aside like dross, incapable of helping themselves when the time comes to stand up and accept their responsibilities and take care of themselves. Where’s my Big Mac? It went away, along with the corporations that controlled Amerika, taking many Amerikans with them.

    I don’t weep for Amerika, I have abandoned all such thoughts. It’s time the slate was wiped nice and clean and we had a real world to live in, not this artificial caricature of ‘living’ while stuffing our faced with junk food and entertaining our minds with absolutely useless crap while submitting to further and further tyrannical behavior by our government.

    Collapse is something to look forward to in reality, a resetting of the clock of human history and human existence and more then a bit overdue imo.

  • October 26, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Lynda, Admin,

    I too refuse to fly when I have a choice (time constraints are the only thing that forces me on to plains). My recent drive to Boise from KC was exactly that – a refusal to submit. This spring I took a trip from KC to Charlotte, NC and then to Indianapolis, IN.

    I am not alone. Many frequent business fliers are refusing to submit. They’ve had enough, not only with the police state tactics, but the utter disregard by the airlines for their consumers. No one likes extra fees, damage to private property due to mishandling of baggage, cramped seating, poor service (in and out of the plane), airport restaurant quality and expense, and the constant, and I mean constant drone of “watch thy neighbor for suspicious activity.” I also am frequently apalled by military with automatic weapons on occasion parading thru the airport.

    The latest security insults? Forcing passengers to bag their liquids, which can only be 3 ozs. or less.

    I’ll never forget when they started making us remove our shoes! What BS. The first time I went through a checkpoint and they asked me to I literally threw my shoe at the attendant (probably came close to being arrested). But it was such BS.

    As Admin has pointed out, these screenings of American citizens are absurd given that 99.99999% of us would never contemplate such an act.

    What then motivates these constitutional violations? I believe it is simply a mind game – the government has the power to MAKE you submit – whether you like it or not.

    And Lynda, I can top your tale – and it wasn’t even in a crowded airport.

    I flew a small plane out of North Platte, NE. There were only four passengers. In the airport were three soldiers in camis with automatic weapons. Their was no TSA. We were told to enter a room one at a time and place our luggage on a screening conveyor. I entered the 10 foot by 8 foot room. All three soldiers were there, hands on weapons, fingers on triggers. They asked me about the book I was reading – Cryptomicron by Neal Stephenson. Wanted to know what it was about. I hate to say it, but I was frightened – not a terrorist – but three soldiers with fingers on the trigger??? Insane.

    And just because you travel by road doesn’t mean you’re somehow free of harassment and intimidation, as Admin’s video so amply demonstrates.

  • October 26, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    logrithmic, you are an example of what my friend said often happens. She told me not to worry about the big airports since they move so many warm bodies through, but it’s usually the smaller airports where these workers so assiduously scrutinize everything, etc., and no doubt you were the lucky one that day!

    (And I need to correct the part about checking to ride a bus–it was Amtrak I checked with, thinking “next time, I’ll take a train”, but it was Amtrak who told me “you and your luggage may be subject to search at any time”. Thus ends my days of flying or trains, and probably busses–no reason to think travel by bus will be different.

    There was one last part of the saga when I flew to Boston. When, after being in two airports, I finally reached my destination airport, I waited at the luggage carousel and observed everyone getting their bags and finally all the baggage finished being spit out. Mine was not there. All the waiting passengers had gotten theirs and the carousel stopped moving. So I searched around and the information desk directed me to the office of the airlines I had flown. When I walked in, I noticed a group of about 20 pieces of luggage all neatly arranged over by the wall. Many feet away from that, and sitting in front of the counter was one old piece of luggage sitting alone. I told them my name and explained the situation, whereupon the person behind the counter immediately said, “your luggage is right there”, pointing down to the one lonesome baggage. I immediately suspected entrapment and told them it’s not mine and pointed to my luggage in the midst of the 20 or so by the wall. She said, “there must be two with your name”. I knew she was lying and I truly couldn’t wait to get out of the airport, wondering what would be next.

    I’m convinced since their first two tries didn’t net anything, they figured they would behave like the sheriff in my county–if you don’t have evidence, manufacture it. I’m betting there was either drugs or explosives or both in that dummy luggage and they were salivating that I’d pick it up putting my fingerprints on it.

    Like admin, logrithmic, and many others, I’ll never fly again. Ever.

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