The Fourth Amendment: Abolished

flaming_constitutionThe Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects us from illegal search and seizures! But not in Constitution free zones where it’s been abolished.

I’ve always been that guy who touches the stove to see if it’s hot. And what better way to test the boundaries of the American Constitution than hopping over the border? Before my month-long laughter and debauchery-filled adventure with Bobby Casey, I drove up to Canada for the weekend to visit some family. At the Canadian border, they invited inside for the usual game-show interrogation – “Why are you coming to Canada?”

My brother answered first: “visiting family.” Both my sisters-in-law answered the same. I really hate lying. It eats me up inside. So when my turn came around, I said: “To drink obscene amounts of alcohol, go clubbing, and chase hot Canadian women”. It was probably the most honest answer this young border control agent heard all day.

“Do you have enough cash for your debauchery?” he asked.

“I have about two dollars in my wallet. How far will that get me?”

“You’ll probably need your credit cards. You guys can go

Besides looking at the old beef jerky in the car door, they didn’t even check the amount of alcohol we brought or unpack my sister-in-law’s shoe-filled trunk.

Dealing with the moose-mounted Canadian border control? Harmless – and dare I say – pleasant? But it was a different story when we were…

~ Coming To Amerika ~

I was secretly excited to see what would happen when we got to the border. You see, a couple weeks before I left, I heard the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) instituted a “Constitution-Free” zone within 100 miles of any U.S. border. In this zone, any agent can search and seize your property, including (but not limited to) laptops, tablets, and cell phones. We stopped at the border around noon for our “randomly-selected search”. So random, I’ve been in the same locked “waiting area” a dozen times. So random, in fact, one of the border agents knows my older brother by name!

Watching fifteen cars go through, unchecked, right after us wasn’t uncommon. But, instead of the usual frustration, this time – I was a little giddy to see how far they would invade my privacy by looking through my electronics.

“Give me your cell phones.” Straight to the point, huh?

After handing them our only means of communication they sent us to the “waiting room” (I’ve never understood why a waiting room requires shatter-proof windows and a lock on the door). What exactly are they looking for? Contraband? Proof of wrong-doing? Pictures of me dancing with scantily-clad Canadian women?

Little did he know, before I handed over my phone, I ran a little test. I left several text messages unread. I gave up the phone: the notifications blinking and all. When my phone was returned all six were viewed and the message screen scrolled all the way to the bottom.

It’s one thing to talk about it, but another to experience it. It must be true: the…

4th Amendment Has Been Abolished

Obviously, they had no problem looking through my messages and phone calls – it confirmed all the rumors of border control agents seizing and searching without needing any approval whatsoever. If you look at the map below, some states are fully covered by this 100-mile radius. Actually – this rule affects nearly two out of three Americans. At this point, it’s hard to say we even have a constitution anymore. While both scary and disappointing, this is the world we live in now.

Fourth-Amendment-Abolished-Map

As I travel with Bobby, I am considering leaving the U.S. and not coming back. I love my home, and I love what my country once stood for, but it isn’t quite loving me back these days. You used to only lock your doors to stop the bad guys out there. Now, the “good guys” want to steal your stuff too. It may be hard to distinguish who’s who in the next couple of years.

On a brighter note, there are many tools and programs you can use to upgrade your privacy and security (like Cryptohippie). I’d love to hear what programs you use to protect yourself and secure your privacy!

Written by Steven Hilgart and published on Global Wealth Protection February 26, 2013.

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5 thoughts on “The Fourth Amendment: Abolished

  1. Craig Tarter

    After we elected the first “boy in a bubble” as President of the United States of America our country is headed for the toilet at warp 13. Most of the laws this embecile signs are not worth the paper ruined by his pen. Just on it’s face, his arrogant disregard for the constitution he swore to protect & uphold, makes him more than eligible for a physical removal from office, followed by several million life sentences. We need to wake up before it’s too late, if we’re going to save our country from this mindless heap of hellsent ignorance.

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  2. Osh

    …I know this is going to hurt, but here it comes anyways: Its always easier to run away. So—where you going to run to? This scum infestation is world wide. Where you gonna go? Where you gonna hide? Just remember, we, the good old USA used to come to everyone else’s rescue. Who is going to rescue us? Ain’t nobody comin’ to the rescue this time. The Lone Ranger has retired, and the Gestapo has stepped in to fill his boots. Tonto has turned into the “wannabe” that will rat out you and yours to that gestapo for the privilege of being allowed to lick their own blood off those gestapo boots the kicked it out of’em. Sooner or later you gonna have to stand up. All the way up. Or you just need to lay down and let this trash continue to kick you death one little piece at the time. Folks been laying their lives on the line for this country’s future generations for a long, long time. No reason the present should be any different….if you want to read a bit about it, try “the Last Trench”
    http://www.louisbeam.com/lasttrench.htm . Here’s just an excerpt:
    “Silver haired men lay across the bodies of thirteen-year-old children piled in clumps or scattered individually where a last desperate stand had been made. The blood of both meeting in one final offering to freedom, liberty and homeland. In clumps they lay with bodies broken, mangled, and torn by shot, explosion, and hand-to-hand mortal combat. A last dying grimace of determination frozen forever on many of the faces. Their blood now coagulating in clumps upon each other and on a ground that could absorb no more. These then were the defenders of the last trench.”

    The attacking foe was the forces of federal tyranny on April 2, 1865 at Fort Griffen Virginia.”

    That’s right. It was the Civil War. Better known as the War of Northern Aggression. And if you really believe a group of men would all go and die to protect another man’s property which you have to believe if you think the war was fought over slavery, well, I’ve got at least one bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. That war was no more about slavery than this War on Terror is about a FOREIGN enemy bent on destruction of these united states. The money you spent on wine, women and other dalliances in Canada could probably have been better spent here on guns, ammo and even education getting ready for what our usurping “ins” seem bent on putting upon us, as soon that 100 mile “zero Constitution zone” is to be expanded to fill the entire country…
    Note to Jeff: I wish you would read that article, the Last Trench, on the show some time in the near future.

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  3. neal

    I agree, we do need to get rid of that imposter…ASAP. But I also agree with this, “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.”

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    1. Craig Tarter

      You’re right, people are too comfortable, and not responsible enough to see the disaster that’s closer than the horizon. As Americans we are making the frog boiling analogy our reality. We as human beings are too lazy to take care of an issue when it’s in our face, & wait for the “proper authorities” to take care of our duties. Our self declared government is an amoral, fiscally irresponsible imposter that’s in possession of the power it has, because its citizenry has been to purposefully naive to reign it in before it stole their God given freedom. Whoever is slack in their work is kin to them who destroy.

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    2. hippybiker

      You only deserve the rights that you are willing to defend. If the government says, “We say you don’t have that right anymore, and we are sending men to force you into submission.” Kill the Mother Fuckers!
      Take a lesson from the “Gulag” Don’t crouch down in fear. If they plan to enslave you, kill as many as possible.”Live Free, or Die!”

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