Checkpoints Near the Border
Be aware that DHS agents have recently set up constitutionally-questionable “security checkpoints” up to 100 miles inside U.S. territory. If you should drive into one of these roadblocks, you are not required to answer the agent’s questions (usually starting with “Are you a United States citizen?”). Nor are you required to consent to any searches.
Visit www.checkpointusa.org/blog to learn more about this program and check out the video below. By actively “flexing” their rights, these brave citizens expose the techniques DHS agents (and police in general) use to trick and intimidate citizens into compliance. Also take note of the practical necessity of flexing your rights repeatedly.
Aside from exposing the legal farce of these internal DHS “security” checkpoints, the phrase “Am I free to go” has taken on a life of its own. (We prominently pushed it in both of our feature films.) We knew that this works to withdraw oneself from unwanted police encounters. Now we have more video proof!
To learn more about how to flex your rights at DHS checkpoints, check out our new article on the topic. It also includes tips for flexing your rights at DUI checkpoints, drug checkpoints, and TSA checkpoints.
As you can see from the video, one must literally exercise one’s rights to see success. The act of legal noncompliance is a skill that requires repeated, disciplined effort. (The more you do it, the easier it gets!)
When done correctly, the act creates shame and discomfort among officers tasked with detaining and interrogating innocent people. More importantly, it sends a message to law enforcement that we the people do not support unconstitutional intrusions of our privacy and liberty. That’s what flexing your rights is all about!
- Do You Know Your Rights If You’re Stopped By Police? (youviewed.com)
- OWNED! Guy Drives out of California CheckPoint Mid-Argument, Refuses Questioning [Video] (freepatriot.org)
- Civil Disobedience on Display at Unconstitutional Checkpoint (activistpost.com)
- Man Refuses to Answer Questions at CA Checkpoint, Drives Away (informationliberation.com)