Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
A couple of days ago, I read an article about how police in Michigan (go figure) were forcing motorists to surrender their cell phones upon being detention for traffic violations. They are using the common tactic that most liberals and anti-constitutionalist morons use that “if you have nothing to hide, you’ll do what I ask.”
This, of course, is false logic. “If I’ve done nothing wrong, there is no reason to ask” is the proper approach that citizens should take when asked to waive their 4th Amendment rights at any time, including traffic stops.
(CNSNews.com) – Even as President Barack Obama continued the U.S. military intervention in Libya’s civil war–with armed Predator drones beginning patrols over that North African country on Thursday–U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the division of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for enforcing immigration laws, could not account for 10 Libyan men it had caught and released inside the United States since July 2009.
After two weeks of inquiries about the Libyans from CNSNews.com, ICE finally responded on Thursday afternoon that it had already released to CNSNews.com all the information that was “available” on these Libyans and that the agency had “nothing more to add on the matter.”