The checkpoint in this video was nearly 50 miles north of the Mexican border, so it would have been utterly pointless in stopping illegal immigration.
The real purpose of these checkpoints is to condition Americans to get used to the police state.
You can read the guy’s blog here, which has other videos as well. Reading the comments though you get the feeling that he’s fighting a cause that most Americans don’t care about. Example:
I just have to give cuddos to the work that is being done by our Men and Women of Law Enforcement and Homeland Security. Where would be without them protecting us. The problem that people fail to remember is that without these people, immigration/drug smuggling/terrorists would be running our beautiful country. As a Homeland Police Officer myself we deal with the things others don’t want to and better yet, if some Hippie Scumbag has a problem with the work we do then move back to Mexico/Canada/or live on a deserted Island and get out of this Country that I love.
Whatever rights are being eroded, remember it can’t be done unless normal Americans like the border agents above or the bureaucrats with a law degree go along with it for a paycheck and a feeling of importance and power.
The authority / spying business is now too big to be stopped. The next twenty years is pretty much already set, regardless if you’re a Hillary or Obama fanboy (sorry Hillary fans).
If you’re stopped by police, here’s what to do. Note the article may be dated depending on whatever court decision or executive order is declared in upcoming weeks.
Did you know that if you leave the country with a laptop, border agents can randomly examine and search the contents of your hard drive and download files? If you resist then they can supposedly deny you entry back into the country. I don’t know if I have the balls to find out if that’s true or not. Courts ruled this legal on the defense that the data on your computer is the same as something you’d carry in your suitcase.
“Sir the girl in this Dirty But Innocent porn clip sure looks young. Can you verify she is 18 years of age?”
I took pictures of Rio’s beaches and in one of the picture was a four-year-old boy laying on the sand. He had a speedo on like many of the adults. How about if an agent saw that picture, what would he think? I deleted the picture before I hopped on the plane home. I lose, terrorists win, etc.
Yeah I know what you’re thinking. I’m being too “paranoid.” Hey, it’s not paranoia if they’re scanning your emails and telephone calls. But who cares as long as we can fill up our cars with cheap g…
How come no one is talking of the staggering outflow of money leaving the country every month to finance a society built around the automobile? South American cities like Santiago and Rio de Janeiro put Washington DC’s public transportation to shame. Sure in Rio your chances of being robbed on a bus at night is 100 times greater, but at least there is a bus at night. The Metro is a joke with buses that come ever 30 or 40 (!) minutes on main arteries with no Sunday service.
Spend the next ten minutes of your life reading this fascinating article, by the author of a book that just came out called Reinventing Collapse. It paints the case how the collapse of the USSR will be benign compared to the US collapse. And please no “The United States will never collapse” wishful thinking. Every empire collapses (a book I’m reading now is in fact called Collapse). It probably won’t happen in our lifetimes but it will happen.
Or will it?
I have 30% of my net worth in foreign currencies, the Yen, Franc, and Krohn. The end game for every fiat currency is hyperinflation, but which currency will bust first? I’m betting it’s not Japan (this is a little arguable), Switzerland, or Norway. Are you prepared if the dollar falls through the floor and your hard-earned savings is wiped out? Most people in Argentina weren’t prepared.
The Communist party offered just one bitter pill. The two Capitalist parties offer a choice of two placebos. The latest innovation is the photo finish election, where each party buys 50% of the vote, and the result is pulled out of statistical noise, like a rabbit out of a hat.
“If voting could change anything they’d make it illegal.”
There is nothing on the horizon that gives me hope about where this country, or the world, is headed. I watch my back and believe nothing my government tells me.