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To: Mount Athos
Such whining!

I suspect that you would change your tune if a dozen uniformed officers armed with automatic weapons and a vehicle mounting a belt fed machine gun banged on your door and demanded to search your home in the middle of the night; officers, I might add, who have the authority to confiscate your home and everything in it or completely destroy it in the process of a "Search" and leave you standing in the street in your pajamas.

No warrant or probable cause required.

That is the authority the Coast Guard has over live-aboard boaters. There is no recourse, no appeal.

283 posted on 09/22/2005 8:04:29 PM PDT by Chuckster (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoset)
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To: Chuckster

And this is the way it will be as long as the US enforces it's right to maintain borders. Many people forget that a navigable waterway is a border. The rules are different on the border. If you want the 4th amendment live on land. Post 274 had the correct idea.


284 posted on 09/22/2005 8:14:26 PM PDT by Yakima (The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money)
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To: Chuckster

Yes, that is the authority the Coast Guard has, and has had for many, many years. Notice how rarely it is ever the subject of a news story in even the leftist papers like this one.


287 posted on 09/22/2005 8:19:41 PM PDT by Ramius (Blades for war fighters: http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net)
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To: Chuckster

That's true, and that's the way it is, when you live aboard a "conveyance" (as the legal beagles call our boats.)

I don't like it, but it's a fact of life.


296 posted on 09/22/2005 8:32:33 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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