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Published: May 13, 2012


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Visitor Comments: 22

(18) TMay, May 26, 2012 9:18 PM

govt's viewpoint

If you look at things through the view of the government and not through the viewpoint of people and not through the viewpoint of the constitution, then the following can be the result: "Italian Police Pulling People Over for Driving a Luxury Car" http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605726 The police are stopping luxury cars and looking for unpaid taxes so that they can impound the cars. The traffic stop takes on average 45 minutes. It turns out that the assumptions are wrong, and that 1/3 of the drivers exhibit bad decision making in that they bought the cars when they couldn't afford them. The country of Italy taxes based on residency so it can affect US citizens residing in Italy, even though they have to file regarding American taxes no matter where they live; and it can affect Italian citizens allegedly residing in Monaco too. There is nothing like police power of the state. I suggest we not kiss our constitutional protections goodbye. The govt has an infinite appetite for everything, power, money, your life. "Infinite" means "no limits". The constitution is a limit on gov't power. Think of a gang member, a thug. Think of a gang member with a gun. Think of a gang member with a gun with police power to shoot you; to seize your property. Get it? Good intentions of the people changing the rules is meaningless. That is why elected representatives who know they can be voted out is a good thing, while unelected appointments to positions of power with no oversight, with funding and without congressional control over the purse strings and without congressional oversight, like the czars whom Pres Obama appointed is a bad thing. Our founders knew about checks and balances.

(17) Shoshana, May 24, 2012 2:11 PM

I agree in theory

How would I feel if my teen-age grandson were stopped or endured a possible next step-- the strip search?

(16) SusanE, May 20, 2012 7:40 PM

Disbelief.

"Those who will exchange liberty for safety will find they have neither." I agree with that statement and with the entire comment from Rachel #8. I also think that, "Liberty cannot be guaranteed by law. Nor by anything else except the resolution of free citizens to defend their liberties" : quoted from Edward Abbey. Rabbi Salomon, you know the words 'never again............... Therefore, one must remember there is always a first step.

(15) adriana horowitz, May 20, 2012 5:48 PM

i agree wit you on this topic

great video. it makes a lot of sense what you said. I couldn't agree more with you.

(14) TMay, May 20, 2012 7:02 AM

constitution and common sense

I think rather than make it up as we go along that we in the US should live by the constitution.We should also use common sense. We should concentrate on creating good people so that people don't carry weapons for crime. I know that is a challenge when religion is looked down on by so many. Israel is another matter.

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