The Constitution is a masterful architecture of governance. If it were actually applied today, our nation would be far better off. But there are too many forces working feverishly, constantly behind the scenes to undermine the rule of law itself. Think I exaggerate?
- Normally under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the American people are not generally subject to random and arbitrary stops and searches.
- The border, however, has always been an exception. There, the longstanding view is that the normal rules do not apply. For example, the authorities do not need a warrant or probable cause to conduct a “routine search.”
There is a reasonable argument to be made for this — enforcing the border is a vital act of sovereignty. Unfortunately, that act doesn’t take place with near the seriousness it should in the U.S. of A, circa 2013, nor for some time past. This facilitates the agendas of those seeking to import
slave cheap labor and undermine the political homogeneity of the populace. As a bonus, it allows a bit of Constitutional legerdemain:
- According to the government, (the border) is a 100-mile wide strip that wraps around the “external boundary” of the United States. (emphasis added)
- As a result of this claimed authority, individuals who are far away from the border, American citizens traveling from one place in America to another, are being stopped and harassed in ways that our Constitution does not permit.
So rather than have our armed forces at the actual border, doing what they are supposed to be doing (defending the nation), we constantly send our troops overseas, poorly resource the Border Patrol at the border… and then pretend we have to play ‘zone defense?’ What sense does THIS make? Well…
- What we found is that fully TWO-THIRDS of the United States’ population lives within this Constitution-free or Constitution-lite Zone. That’s 197.4 million people who live within 100 miles of the US land and coastal borders.
In short, then, key Constitutional protections have been deemed inapplicable in areas for two-thirds of Americans. Sadly, most of these metropolitan areas are already habituated to giving up their rights.
People tend to forget that many of the same freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution were also enumerated in the old Soviet Union’s equivalent. The difference used to be in the application.
These days? Not so much.
Free people don’t just quote documents, nor do they blindly consent to arbitrary commands. They demand respect of the ‘inalienable rights’ recognized by the Founding Fathers.
Even when it’s inconvenient or unpopular to do so.