Detained Because of the Constitution?

There is a lie being spread that treating disrespectful behavior with open disdain is to disrespect authority — In truth, rebelling against the rule of unjust law in order to oppose tyranny and immorality is by action to show utmost respect for law, order and justice. It is, and always has been, the epitome of human courage.

Question and challenge government all the time — Otherwise they will trample you every time. The idea that we must be patriotic of the State itself, rather than the freedom we hold dear, is a lie.
– Gavin Seim

Seim works as an artist and photographer. Earlier this year, he was traveling with his family along HWY-70E in New Mexico when he drove up on an Department of Homeland Security inland checkpoint near Alamogordo, some 80 miles from the Mexican border.

Gavin stopped his car, video recorder rolling, and when the Border Patrol agent approached, he asked if he was being detained.

“Yes.”

“On what grounds am I being detained?”

“The Constitution.”

Wow.

#fail

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Criminal DOJ vs Gibson Guitars

Judge Napolitano Slams DOJ Over Gibson Guitar Raid: ‘Unjustifiable, Use Of Force Was Criminal’

Judge Andrew Napolitano told Megyn Kelly on America Live that the issue has resurfaced because “this administration has a penchant for seeking vengeance against those who want to speak out, and the owner of Gibson did so verbally by endorsing Republican candidates and financially by endorsing them as well.”

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Illinois Drone Nullification Gets Final Approval, Heading to Governor’s Desk

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – An Illinois bill restricting drone spying to the point of near extinction now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature.

If signed into law, SB1587 would prohibit law enforcement angencies from using unmanned drones to gather evidence or other information without a warrant in most cases.

The House overwhelmingly passed the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act 105-12 on May 30. The Senate gave its approval 52-1 in April and quickly concurred with two House Amendments the day after House passage. SB1587 now moves on to Gov. Pat Quinn for his signature.

The act does leave the door open for some drone use.  The prime exception allows for the use of drones “to counter a high risk of a terrorist attack by a specific individual or organization if the United States Secretary of Homeland Security determines that credible intelligence indicates that there is such a risk.” In addition, the bill would permit law enforcement agencies to use drones when attempting to locate a missing person, as long as that flight was “not also undertaking a criminal investigation.”  It would also allow for review of a crime scene and traffic crash scene photography.  Any information gathered by a drone would have to be destroyed within 30 days, unless the information proved to contain evidence of criminal activity, or was relevant to a trial or investigation.

The House amendments actually strengthened the bill.

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Where did the language of the U.S. Constitution come from?

by Jon Roland, Constitution Society Ultimately it came from the legal tradition of England and Scotland, expressed in a number of key enactments, in court opinions, and in the commentaries of legal scholars like Edward Coke and William Blackstone. But the most direct sources were the constitutions adopted by the 13 states after they declared…

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Michigan Legislators Taking Action To Nullify Prohibition

Michigan is following the lead of Colorado and Washington as their State Legislature has proposed a bill that would decriminalize possession of marijuana and another that would affirm the right of medical marijuana dispensaries to operate.

House Bill 4623 was introduced in April by Rep. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and was co-sponsored by six other legislators as well. This bill would reduce possession of small amounts of marijuana to a civil infraction punishable by a small fine and would serve as an important rebuke of the war on drugs, one of the federal government’s most evident ongoing policy blunders.

Although this bill does not completely legalize marijuana for possession and cultivation, it does prevent people found with up to an ounce on them from being prosecuted criminally. Instead of potentially facing jail time and heavy fines, first time offenders would be fined no more than $25 dollars with second time offenders fined a maximum of $50 and offenses from that point on would be fined no more than $100.

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Action Alert: Help Nullify Obamacare in South Carolina

H3101, the “Obamacare Nullification” bill, passed by a strong vote in the House but has been getting stonewalled in the Senate.  That resistance cracked this week with HEAVY grassroots pressure and support.  The Senate recalled H3101 out of the finance committee with a vote of 26-19.   The Senate then followed up with a “special order” vote of 28-16 – to move H3101 towards the top of the schedule.

This was absolutely necessary because the legislative deadline for 2013 is coming up within a few short days.  BUT, the special order vote was to put the bill BEHIND the ethics bill. It has only a slim chance to be voted on in time unless it’s moved AHEAD of ethics.  Listen to Senator Lee Bright on the South Carolina’s radio show Jonathan and Kelly on May 30th hour 2 radio show here.

Please take the following actions today – over the weekend and in the evening as well – to help H3101 move forward!

ACTION ITEMS

1. Call your State Senator. Tell them to vote YES on H3101 before the session ends.

Find your Senator here: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?chamber=S

2. Contact the Governor.  Call Governor Haley. Tell her to pressure the Senate to vote on H3101 before ethics. Tell her we won’t support ethics until H3101 gets an up or down vote first.

Call Governor Nikki Haley here: (803) 734-2100 

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