Originally Posted by locutus
That single chapter, taken out of context has been used to frighten people of any new technology as long as I can remember.
The same could be said about Law Enforcement. The fear of arrest is used daily to intimidate citizens into waiving Constitutional protections that most of them do not understand in the first place.
Is it worst in every other Country? Yep... Does that mean I need to accept it here? Nope.
The most interesting recent development Ive seen lately revolves around the "Freeman" movement in New Hampshire.
It's opened my eyes to the corruption of Law Enforcement Nationaly.
The glut of new laws, ordinances, and restrictions passed over the last 40 years have combined to collectively reduce the role of "Peace Officer" to that of "Armed Revenue Collector" with the discretion to "cut breaks" for anyone willing to "cooperate".
The "immigration" checkpoints established as far as 90 miles from any international border combined with "sobriety" checkpoints are
IMHO, Federaly funded purchases of Local Law Enforcement Loyalty and designed to further condition the population to "comply".
As recently as 5 years ago, I was as big of a "died in the wool" blind supporter of the "system" as our good friend Locutus. If it didn't threaten gun rights, I was not interested, but I've come to recognize that being armed is fairly useless without the freedom to travel, the freedom to assemble, and the freedom to cross the street without being subject to someone fine or fee.