More Citizens Refusing to Answer Questions at Checkpoints

We’re told that we have a right to remain silent. How ironic it is that these days we get arrested for doing just that – remaining silent. These particular checkpoints are run by the Border Patrol, but they’re nowhere near the Mexico-U.S. border. They’re within 100 miles of the border. So, the people they end up stopping and harassing are just ordinary American citizens. When they’re stopped, a border agent will ask them if they’re U.S. citizens, where they were born, where they’re Read more […]

Video: Cop Explodes at Driver for Asking, “Am I Being Detained?”

In the video below a cop explodes over a driver’s believe in his right to travel. In Article IV of the Articles of Confederation, we find the right to travel enumerated as an entitlement, on par with the Bill of Rights. It read, in part:  “…the people of each State shall have free ingress and regress to and from any other State, and shall enjoy therein all the privileges of trade and commerce, subject to the same duties, impositions, and restrictions as the inhabitants thereof respectively…” The Read more […]

Why Nitwits Defy Authority While You Obey The Speed Limit

Andrew Bacevich has an interesting editorial, “Are Manning and Snowden patriots? That depends on what we do next.” I find Bacevich too much of a statist though I often thinks he shows wisdom when probing US foreign policy. Others may disagree with his analysis of US power. But on the day that Bradley Manning has been sentenced to thirty-five years in prison, it is interesting to consider his personal character along with that of Snowden and others. Even Conservatives who think Manning was Read more […]