Thursday, December 30, 2010

The SKUNC in Florida

I do not know yet if GuyS's SKUNC will be the winner of my rebrand the RINOs contest. But I found a story tonight that ran my blood cold -- fitting choice of words that.

In "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tampa, we read:
Florida is among several states now holding what are called "no refusal" checkpoints.

It means if you refuse a breath test during a traffic stop, a judge is on site, and issues a warrant that allows police to perform a mandatory blood test. [no appeal, emphasis added]

It's already being done in several counties, and now Unfried is working to bring it to the Tampa Bay area.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has recently said he wants to see more states hold similar programs.
The RINO SKUNC (in this instance, Statist Knowingly Undermining the Nation's Constitution) Governor Charlie Crist is not acting like a constitutional republican should to insist that his state not run roughshod over individuals' rights. "Compelling state interests" is a crock.

Goodbye 5th Amendment Rights to not testify against oneself.
You could be perfectly sober, and still you are forced to undergo a bloody bodily assault? WTF?

What do have to say for yourself, Mr. American?

Now here is one American answer. From Mark Alger commenting:
They stop me, they’d damned well better have probable cause, or I’ll sue ‘em out of existence. I’ll make a quixotic life’s quest to bring the entire polity down around their ears.
Problem with these damned overreaches is that nobody’s willing to go to the mat with the bastards.
Emphasis added.

1 comment:

  1. The old tale about the frogs who were placed in a pot of warm water, and found it to their liking, until the water had progressively become too hot, but by then it was too late to exit the pot, comes to mind.

    I think we have arrived at the very same point regarding our personal freedoms and liberties. So much has been frittered away over the past 230 some odd years, with the greatest amounts removed in just the past 80 years or so. Yet still we sit in the pot, bemoaning our situation, but not yet making a concerted effort to exit the pot. If the lid to the pot is not firmly in place with in the next couple of years, preventing us from taking any effective measures in radically reversing the course we are on, I will be very much surprised.

    The real question right now; do we stay in the water and bitch and moan, or do we find any number of actions which will not only place us outside the pot, but remove the hot water entirely.


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