Internal Checkpoints

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Writes Glenn “Kane” Jacobs:

Ever since the Border Patrol installed internal checkpoints in south Texas, I now loathe traveling through the area. Last night, I was on my way from Laredo to San Antonio, and came upon one of these checkpoints. Of course, the agents were nice enough, but they asked (demanded) to know where I was going, where I had been, what my business was, and my citizenship status. I was then asked (ordered) to pop my trunk so a German Shepard could sniff through my bags. Since I don’t have brown skin, and I was not transporting anything not approved by the State, I was quickly on my way. However, throughout my detainment, a single phrase kept echoing through my mind:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…”

But I guess when it comes to really important stuff like stopping illegal immigration, we shouldn’t worry about trivial matters like that silly Bill of Rights thing.

2:26 pm on July 29, 2010