Stand up for your rights!

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

During the last few decades in the United States, particularly since 9/11, we have had our Forth Amendment rights completely trampled on by the Federal Government. The Forth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States protects all Americans from unreasonable search and seizures by those in civil authority, along with requiring all warrants to be judicially sanctioned and supported by “probable cause”. The Forth Amendment states:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

That said, every single day at our airports 1.73 million people now willingly submit to being molested, irradiated, groped, assaulted, their  naked bodies gawked at, and their personal property stolen and/or confiscated (including cupcakes) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Fact: TSA since it’s creation back in 2002, with their $8.1 billion dollar budget and 58,000+ employees, has NEVER stopped a single terrorist attack. But, the official TSA Blog still brags about their incredible “Top 10 Good Catches of 2011.” Hold on to your hat because they include: The confiscation of a pet turtle, a forgotten handgun in an ankle holster by an individual who undoubtedly had a concealed carry permit, a stun gun, a High School electronics project,  and a non-metallic martial arts stick. Two of TSA’s 2011 honorable mentions also include the confiscation of a live fish, and some of those common “hand grenade paperweights” (I own a couple myself – scary!). Let’s face it, TSA couldn’t detect a real terrorist if they tried. Yet, these perverts are allowed to molest young children and little old ladies in wheelchairs, and then confiscate their watercolors. TSA, with all their weird and completely ridiculous “politically correctpat down procedures is the laughing stock of the world. If TSA is not completely abolished then the 9/11 terrorists have won the so called “War on Terror” hands down.

But, the Forth Amendment violations at our airports is only the tip of the iceberg. Now, TSA is illegally searching everyone at train stations, bus stops, and at ferry crossings, and random Border Patrol highway checkpoints, which pull everyone over to search their cars (again without probable cause), are popping up nationwide – and not at the borders! In fact, geographically about one third of the United States since 9/11 has become a “Constitution Free Zone”, where the Border Patrol can stop  everyone on a road, at any time, for any reason. This is same Border Patrol which has since stopped arresting  illegal aliens (in Arizona) who seek to unlawfully gain entrance into the United States, while Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) now won’t take any action against illegal aliens unless they first commit a felony such as rape, aggravated assault, or murder, or have crossed the border very recently. Never mind that just across our porous southern border a full blown bloody war (with RPG’s, heavy machine guns, grenades, and mortars) is taking place.

Law enforcement officers, government, and civil authorities which break the law, or refuse to enforce the law, or trample on the rights of law abiding citizens are worse then common criminals and should be treated as such. They must be brought to justice and held accountable by the American people themselves. We must stand up for our rights, and if our Government violates them it is our duty to sue them until they once again start upholding the U.S. Constitution which they swore an oath to protect!

Anyone who believes that warrant-less searches are legal in the United States should watch the following video which proves that the Border Patrol knows perfectly well that all their random warrant-less checkpoints popping up everywhere are completely unconstitutional and will not stand up in court. Watch below as Christian Pastor Steven Anderson stands up for his Forth Amendment rights and refuses to be coerced by the Border Patrol’s intimidation tactics, threats, and unconstitutional demands at a checkpoint which was on I-8 in Southern California (an East-West highway that NEVER intersects the international border!) Pastor Anderson NEVER once had to give his name, pull out a drivers license, or pull over to the side of the road to be searched – as he was repeatedly ordered. In the end he was just waved on and allowed to go about his business. Why? Because the Border Patrol had absolutely zero “probable cause” to warrant a search of him, or his  car, or have him detained. The pastor simply wasn’t breaking any laws by driving his car on an American road!



Make no mistake,  if you are unlucky and the officers are jackboot thugs (a real possibility) you could be spending some time in jail or even be brutally assaulted by them. The following photo shows what some different Border Patrol agents along with Arizona DPS (Department of Public Safety) did to that same pastor a couple years earlier. They smashed out his window, purposely drove his face into the broken glass, and then repeatedly tasered him for refusing to allow them to illegally search his trunk.

A video about the Border Patrol and Arizona DPS assaulting him can found right here.


The good news is that the pastor was smart and hired some VERY good lawyers, like Attorney Scott Campbell, who completely destroyed the rogue Border Patrol agents in pre-court. Now he gets to sue them for all they are worth. Getting beat up by out of control government jackboot thugs may be the heavy price many of us will have to ultimately pay if we hope to retain our freedoms in this country. We currently have no other feasible options. We either bravely take a stand now while we still can, and refuse to be illegally molested, searched, and detained, or we will completely lose all our God given freedoms for good. If that happens, all that will be left is for us to live the rest of our lives inside a tyrannical all-powerful Police State.

As Pastor Chuck Baldwin reminds us:

We in the United States of America do not live under a monarchy. We have no king. There is no single governing official in this country. America’s “supreme Law” does not rest with any man or any group of men. America’s “supreme Law” does not rest with the President, the Congress, or even the Supreme Court. In America, the U.S. Constitution is the ‘supreme Law of the Land.’ Under our laws, every governing official publicly promises to submit to the Constitution of the United States. Do readers understand the significance of this distinction? I hope so.

This means that in America the ‘higher powers’ are not the men who occupy elected office, they are the tenets and principles set forth in the U.S. Constitution. Under our laws and form of government, it is the duty of every citizen, including our elected officials, to obey the U.S. Constitution.

It is fine time for Americans (especially Christians) to take courage, stand up, be counted, and start holding those who abuse their authority to account.

Remember that YOU have rights and never be afraid, for Jesus said:

Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

“Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God.” – Luke 12:6-8


Have a blessed day!


Sean Kirkpatrick

Sean Kirkpatrick posted at 2012-8-11 Category: America