Skip to comments.Fruit Nazi Showdown
Posted on 04/24/2011 8:13:58 AM PDT by bkopto
Educational video of a standoff between citizens in an RV who want to be left alone, exercising their 4th Amendment rights, and border "inspectors", looking for contraband fruit, who won't leave our heros alone, at the CA-AZ border. The drone chief "inspector" has the IQ of a broccoli.
Female was wrong to react the way she did.
The RV dopes are wrong because they are tying up the lane, blocking all those that are trapped behind them.
Fine, make your moral stand against the system but don’t make me sit there and waste time as you both act like idiots.
I have gone through these stations dozens of times and have never had an issue.
In a motorcycle trip I took last year, I had to go through one of these stations when I entered California. I had a big laugh to myself thinking about smuggling “bootleg asparagus”.
However, it’s a state inspection, not the Federal government. If you don’t want to submit to it, you’re entirely within your rights to not enter the state.
These people were just being mean. Yes, the supervisor didn’t appear very bright. That doesn’t make it acceptable for you to belittle and torment the guy, He’s just trying to do his job.
Traveling between states in the US should never be restricted unless there is reasonable suspicion that a crime is being committed.
Where is the warrant, Janet Napolitano?
Unless they are illegal aliens who are potential Democratic Party voter. Then they can come ad go as they please.
About the only thing that really jumps out at me in all of this, is why is there a boarder check point at all within the US continuous states?
It's better for someone to bring a pest in from one state and wipe out the ag business in another state than submit to a search.
Like here in Texas, it's someones right to bring cattle from a quarantined county into another county and wipe out the herds in that county.
Screw everyone else, it's their right.
The dopes in the RV are totally wrong...if they want to cross the border here, they have to do it on the states terms. It has nothing to do with commerce. They should have been arrested and/or committed. They did have recource...the could have turned around and gone back whereever they came from.
Yes, there are other revenue sources, but did you ever try to eat a computer chip or a movie?
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I don’t even have to watch the video to know that the RV people are being ridiculous. That check point has been there forever. It was there back when I rode my dinosaur across the state line. It’s not new and they knew it. There’s a reason for not bringing in fruit and veggies with who knows what kind of bug on it. I was raised on a farm and can tell you an infestation of the wrong insect and you’ve lost your crops, your land, your whole livelihood.
Because I have no plans to go to California or Arizona so I really don’t care what they have.
Just the knowledge they have borders and not state lines is enough to keep me away - add checkpoints and no way.
Now, I know you think you pretty smart cookie but I’m not impressed.
My father did this for a living. As others have already said, it is to protect agriculture. In the early 70’s they shut down most of the California inspection stations thinking all the new pesticides would do the job. It did not work out and they had to reopen them.
Not only that, there are several roads that don't even have check points if you wish to enter CA from any state.
Thank you for taking the time and posting an examination.
Funny, I never deal with a CA Agriculture checkpoint when I fly there !
Did you give a second to wonder why there is an inspection post at the border?
Much of the food grown in the United States is grown in California. Protecting that food supply from pest is necessary.
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