Video: DHS Checkpoints. Ask: “Am I Being Detained?”

We hapless border dwellers have been putting up with these arrogant bastards for decades. I recall, one night back in the 70s, I was returning from a visit to a rancher friend with my family (wife and two little girls) and was pulled over arbitrarily (no probable cause) by a FedGov “team”–one from immigration and one from customs (they were separate in those days). After the migra got through interrogating me about my resident status, the customs guy searched the trunk of my car. And, being young and dumb, I allowed it without protest of any kind. No more. No more. No more.–jtl, 419 

Written by Gary North via The Tea Party Economist

Department of Homeland Security stops drivers who refuse to be questioned.  These checkpoints were 50 miles from the border.

They have no probable cause. They have no warrants. But they have badges. And  they have attitude.

English: Seal of the United States Department ...
Seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security.


Think of Alabama in 1960. Think these words: “Look here, boy.”

Same profession. Same pool of job applicants. Same IQ. Same attitude.

The DHS is extending its authority. It will do so until it is told by the  Supreme Court to cease, or until its budget is cut.

The more people there are on the DHS payroll, the faster existing managers  get promoted. The DHS will therefore expand its jurisdiction until it is told to  stop.

Here is a question to respond: “Am I being detained?”

Over and over, he answers: “Am I being detained?”

Or this: “I do not have to answer my question.”

Or these words: “Reasonable suspicion.”

Or this: “May I travel down the road?”

One officer asked that he turn off the camera. He refused.

The officers verbally pushed and pushed. But they could not do anything. But  they still pushed. They don’t like back talk. They don’t like the law. They like  cooperation. They usually get it.

“Do I have to get out of the car?” The driver was polite. He just refused to  get out of the car.

“Am I being detained?”

Then he invoked the fourth amendment.

Note: The California checkpoint is legal. They have had fruit-checking for 80  years. They can keep you out of California if you do not let them inspect your  vehicle. Cooperate.

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4 Responses to Video: DHS Checkpoints. Ask: “Am I Being Detained?”

  1. phynedyning says:

    Several years ago, I was forced to take a business law course in order to be ‘licensed’ by the state to practice my profession. The instructor, a judge, was talking about police access to private property and asked 100 (largely 17 to 26 year-olds), “If a policeman comes to the door of your house and says he wants to come in and look around, do you have to let him in?” Half of the youngsters said ‘yes’. Another 20 said, “No, but it’s always a good idea to cooperate.” Pavlov was right. Conditioning works.


  2. phynedyning says:

    Reblogged this on Phyne Dyning Blog and commented:
    Four short words. It’s amazing how few people have the spine to ask them.


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