:: driving through Jefferson County New York when he was randomly pulled over for a vehicle check ::
I’ll take “Probable Cause” for $500, Alex.
These vehicle checks have been going on for decades in New York.
I was stopped on a freeway on-ramp and questioned intensely if I had any weapons in the car (I have Pennsylvania plates and an NRA plate-holder.
Such stops are perfectly legal thanks to MADD who started this with DUI checkpoints.
This is why many FReepers understand that the war on drunk driving has removed more liberties than most people understand.
“probable cause” was probably a Gadsden flag bumper sticker, or perhaps “molon labe”.
The question is whether he said “No” when he was asked if the police could look through his car. If he ignorantly thought the police are always on the side of the good guys, he’s screwed.
Wait - they pulled him over for a “random vehicle check”?
Wow. That’s a Police state. I mean, really - it’s right there in front of us.
I hope they didn’t ask if he was illegal or anything.....
I think our GovCo style government churns out laws designed to transfer power to GovCo and make lawyers money. That's definitely the case with all of obamacare.
They know these beasts they pass are outrageous and will be challenged along the way as they are imposed, which means lots of lawyers getting paid.
The more and higher the challenges go, the more it costs for ever better lawyers, who get paid even more, and all love the attention for all sorts of reasons.
If it's really nasty, eventually, politicians can/will base campaigns on getting rid of this assault upon private citizens, etc. Rinse and repeat. Win-win.
Most of the time, I see us as having fallen for and into every spiritual trap set for specifically us. Too bad we keep trying to dig our way back out of the hole. All too easy. We're like when the boss's kids inherit the business without having a clue or any interest in how to run it.