Did you know that over 200 million Americans live in a Constitution Free Zone? This is a zone that according to the ACLU, seems to be legally exempt from providing you with your Constitutional rights and specifically violates the 4th and 5th Amendments of the Constitution.
[Vince Peppard of San Diego tells his story of his encounter with the Constitution Free Zone Gestapo]
Of course, this rights-negated zone, by claiming a 100 mile jurisdiction, would include major cities and major population areas. Below is a graphic of all the areas that fall under this free zone, highlighted in orange.
Some even go as far as to claim that this 100 mile jurisdiction applies to all international airports, but I haven’t been able to find solid evidence proving that. Nonetheless, it is just as important to argue over it only affecting one state as it would be affecting all 50 states. Once the Government, or really any entity, is given situational power, the power extends to the entire situation. It may start with a one mile checkpoint, but it will likely grow into a 100 mile border. It may start with one state, but it grows into all states.
And in this case, this free zone claims to protect the rights of the American people, even though the seemingly unconstitutional check points put a large strain on the people and actually poses a large threat to all of American’s rights. For now, as shown in the video above, the free zones include checkpoints, where illegal searches and attempted inquiries take place. But, as pointed out by many organizations, where do the rules and programs such as Border Drones, or Border Identification systems, fall into this situation?
I mean, if the Government is given power to use drones and initiate identification programs on borders, which it has been in specific cases, wouldn’t that include everyone in the Constitution Free zone, all 200 million and growing?
As you’re probably figuring out right now, the probable answer to that question is yes. If a law is passed, or a bill is passed, and Border Patrol has jurisdiction within 100 miles, many people fall into that jurisdiction, and would likely be subject to the text of the respective initiative or bill. And the consequences to the average person are just completely unbalanced to any alleged benefit this may have.
The philosophy that you can get rid of illegal activity by illegally violating the rights of legal and legally protected citizens is one without thought or consideration on the people’s behalf. It is a philosophy embarked upon by those seeking more power, and it is always done in the name of protecting those it hurts, while empowering those it swears to punish.
In short, in the case of Constitutional free zones, as in the case of many similar situations, the problem (illegal immigration) is real, but the solution (harassing legal citizens) is one I would expect from a student in elementary school. And in reality, that is how they are treating the majority of the citizens who become victims of this situation. As in elementary school, you sacrifice liberty, for the allegedly greater cause of the institution, and in the name of safety.
Now, I’m not calling for elementary schools kids to revolt, but I am calling for independent thinking adults to think. I am calling upon anyone who cares about their freedom to show it by learning about freedom and actively using your rights in a legal manner. It just so happens, that in this day and age, your rights seem to fall under the “use it or lose it” category.
Of course, this is all just personal opinion, and legal advice should be taken from a professional, but I personally believe learning and mastering your rights is one of the, most important things you can do. Purchasing a pocket Constitution and/or reading about your rights, consulting a knowledgeable professional, and also putting them to use in a legal manner, are all great ways to get the sense of empowerment that comes with knowing your rights, and more importantly, knowing how to legally use them to protect you and your liberty .
Related Liberty tools to take advantage of:
Visit a few links, complete a few searches, maybe even read a few pages. Learning your rights, especially when initiated out of free will (versus learning in school) , can be very interesting and educational. That may seem like a common line you hear before a PBS video, but I’d direct your attention to the first of the the videos above before you pass judgement. Let me know what you think in the comments!