Remember the dude that got harassed by the Border Patrol thugs for (legally) refusing to obey their orders, posted just a few days ago?
If you watch the whole video in the above link, it shows some pretty revealing tactics (and lies) being practiced by these thugs who are illegally harassing Americans at checkpoints. It goes without saying (and nowadays, hardly bears mentioning anymore) that the unconstitutionality of these checks is a moot point — effectively, the law says whatever the hell they want it to say.
Well, for whatever it’s worth, the saga continues. The same dude (Steve) got stopped at yet another illegal checkpoint and this time, it didn’t go so well. He’s produced another video:
It’s pretty clear (if you didn’t know this already) that taking a stand where it actually counts (by simply saying “No”) is going to cost you.
But it is also pretty clear, that if you’re not willing to stand up and pay a price, then you’re probably not making any progress (fighting the Machine).
If your not hurtin’, then it’s not workin’. Or something like that. A busted cog in the machine (or a wrench tossed in) can jam up a lot of gears, but not without inflicting some self-pain in the process.
We all know that freedom isn’t free. But neither is defending it, something too many people have forgotten.
The process or effort is going to cost you something, otherwise you’re probably not paying the real price.