I refused to answer questions tonight at an interior border checkpointSubmitted by Ira Freeman on Sun, 11/01/2009 - 04:19
Tonight I drove to Yuma Arizona to hear G. Edward Griffin speak. On the way back I had to stop at a border patrol checkpoint (80 Miles from the border) I was a little nervous because I just put "9/11 was an inside job" and "Don't blame me I voted for Ron Paul" bumper stickers on my back window. Plus, my wife is an immigrant and I told her and my passenger that I was not going to cooperate with their unconstitutional questions.
Anyway, I roll up to the check point and an agent asks me what country I am from. I said America. He then asked, "where are you coming from?" I asked him if that was a legal question. To my surprise he said no. He then asked me where I was going and I again asked him if that was a legal question. He didn't say anything but immediately asked me if I was in Mexico at all. I again asked him if that was a legal question. About that time a man walked around the back of my car and saw my bumper stickers and said something from the back of my car to the guy asking me questions, who then said "have a good night". I had my video camera rolling, asked him for his name and he gave it to me and waved me on through.
It was great to question them like this but what was even better was that they must've been so flustered that they didn't even ask my wife anything. Every other time we go through this gestapo checkpoint they talk to her and have us go to "secondary" where they have the drug dog search our car while they look at her "papers". Didn't happen tonight though. I think it was the combination of me asking them questions, me filming, and them seeing the stickers that did it. Also, my glock was proudly sitting on my dash.
It was 12:30 in the morning, nobody else was on the road, and when we pulled away all I could do was laugh because for the first time I didn't answer any of the questions they have no legal right to, and they wanted us out of there pretty damn fast.