This week while out making an honest living I found myself about 60 miles from the Mexico / America border, In the town of Falfurrias Texas. Here lies a Border Patrol Station, you would think this would be at the actual border, not 60 miles in. You may have seen one of our stories earlier this month that outlines the Border Patrol claiming they have the right to stop and search anyone they choose within 100 miles of the border. (Failure To Obey Documentary: What Happens When You Stand Up To Unconstitutional Checkpoints)
Apparently the 4th Amendment, “that prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures” is null and void, for those Americans that live within 100 miles of any border. I may have missed that part in the Constitution. As I approached this checkpoint in South Texas I had only intended to film the area and document the absurdity of it, but as I pulled into the cattle line I could not resist the urge (Don’t Comply). I had not prepared to argue with Border Patrol, but I did not want to be just another slave passing through. I had been working almost 3 days from dawn to dusk with only a few hours of sleep. Trying to make enough money to support my family, while dozens of these tyrants sit around a “checkpoint” making a living off of my hard work turned to stolen tax revenue.
You can sit around at the actual border and protect this Country’s imaginary line that is nothing more than a guide saying these tyrants get to tax all people over here, and you on the other side of this made up line can tax your own slaves, at least that would be Constitutional. You can not however choose to say, I have no rights to freedom of travel and no rights against being illegally detained because I happen to be “close” to a national border. Why not say we have not rights within 100 miles of state borders as well, that makes just as much sense? While we are at it if the Federal Government can choose where the Constitution-Free-Zones are, Why not just make the entire country that way?
Ultimately after refusing to answer the questions they ran my license plate of my work truck, without probable cause. They then violated my privacy after finding out what company I work for, by calling my company and getting my information and running my name. This may not seem like a huge violation but keep in mind all of this happened because I had the nerve to drive on a highway while working 60 miles from the border, How dare I!
Learn more about illegal checkpoints here.
By Phoenix Horton – DontComply.com
Phoenix is the Co-Founder of DontComply.com, ComeAndTakeItAmerica.com, and host of the Don't Comply Radio Show.
Agents here can only detain for ‘brief questioning” and “any further detention or search must be based on [the greater showing of] consent or probable cause.” Once a driver indicates that he will not answer questions or consent to extend the detention or a search, then the only real option available to the agents are to quickly check for evidence of crime, such as contraband in plain view, and let him go if no evidence of crime is found. Source: 428 U.S. 543 (1976)
This story is just ridiculous. The author clearly stated that he was sleep deprived — so his decision making wasn’t as good as it could have been had he been fully rested. (“I had been working almost 3 days from dawn to dusk with only a few hours of sleep.”) If he’d only had a few hours sleep over the course of the past few days as he stated, he was violating the law. Too bad the border patrol officers didn’t phone the highway patrol to check his log books.
The border stations ask 1 questions “are you a American citizen” it’s a simple yes or no question. You answer yes and roll on and I to drive to make ends meat and when I get paid by mile I don’t have time to debate the legality of what they want. I say yes and go about my day. Just look at the time you wasted debating if you’re a American citizen.
Standing up for our rights is very inconvenient, I guess we should all just bow down every chance we get because it is easier that way…?
No as a truck driver these guys are also walking around the trucks etc for illegal passengers and the dogs are sniffing for drugs a simple question am I a American I for one am proud to be a American so I say yes and be on my way. So it depends on how you want to spin it inconvenience for a moment or detained for not answering I just assume to make money not give it to them. Instead of arguing about this be offended by the fact that drunken illegals get to continue to drive while Americans goto jail
Well said Robert.
If they are truly worried they can go sit on the actual border, not 60 miles away from it while at the same time claiming it is a constitution free zone.
They will sit wherever their bosses in Washington DC tell them to sit. You’re just part of what’s holding me up in line.
Sorry to inconvenience you, forgive me for standing up for our Country.
Your not standing up for “our” country. These guys are trying to keep people out who want to harm us, our way of life and our economy. Whether it’s a terrorist, someone defrauding the welfare system or stealing your identity, that’s who they’re after. Your stupid games just make it harder for them to weed through it.
Put on your helmet and get in the game. As an American, there are people out there who want YOU to be their next victim. Try to help, not hinder, those that are trying to ensure that you’re not.
Tyranny is always marched in under the disguise of security, take the Patriot Act as an example. We all have a different level of what we will put up with, as long as you are happy with yours that is fine, but I also know where mine lays and I will speak out when it is crossed.
You sound like your paranoid. If your not up to no good, answer the fuckin question an move on.
Whom do you believe: those who tell you that it’s necessary to surrender your freedom that they can keep you secure or those who inform you that those who would surrender there freedoms for percieved security deserve neither and will lose both.
I was with you until you couldn’t even use “meat” correctly. Now I think you’re a retard.
Actually retard meat is food which it is used in proper context not meet as in going to meet someone go back to 1st grade
Actually, you are retarded. You wrote and I quote: “you answer yes and roll on and I to drive to make ends meat”.
Spoken like a true slave; you sir are part of the problem.
is that an order sir? your needs do not rise to the level of requiring me to answer your questions. your government codes are written for the employees of government. i am not one of those.
whats your full name, whats your address. you placed orders sir and now since i fulfilled your order i am going to bill you at my rate. you do realize my fee schedule starts at you weight in gold bullion.999 pure don’t you? cant get that much gold? dont contract. what other orders can i eagerly fulfill for you sir?
so how do we fix it?
Every person not complying every chance they get! It would bring them to a halt!
Sue them! they don’t care hell it entertains them. sue them they have to have pc
look they got what they wanted and they screwed with someone. I want to know how we get our constitutional rights back!
Yes but they only have the manpower to deal with a small minority of us, we outnumber the states minions 1000’s to 1. If only 10% of us resisted their crap they would find out real quick how powerless they really are.
but, respectfully. No one gives a shit! there is currently 360 million people in this country. I haven’t understood why getting arrested or causing a scene works. There is less than 3% that even understands liberty, fewer that know freedom. Why are we playing games? Look you and i both know they can’t do this in any place with true terrorists. Right? what would happen? you let them to the base line and BOOOM! So, this is all show for the sheep. we need to fix it and I mean now! How? because what I suggest is call sedition.
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