Tag: Constitution of the United States

The first amendment was written specifically to stop shit like this

What am I talking about? Well, WaPo has an article called “Congress to allow special restrictions on speech ‘inappropriate with respect to race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or other intrinsic characteristic’?” which is exactly why the brilliant, but now much maligned, white men with wigs put the first amendment in the Constitution. When government starts regulating speech, no matter how noble their intent (claimed, because I am sure this is about giving them a weapon to censor the uppity people), the road to hell is paved with these kinds of good intentions.

This ends bad for us people. America, nay the Western World, is heading in the wrong direction, because our credentialed elite class that runs the institutions of power & politics are comprised mostly of petty incapable people that actually look down on those of us that want nothing to do with their globalist wealth redistribution agenda that obviously is intended to enrich them as they steal from the productive to buy votes from the rest. When government gives itself the power to punish people that dare to point out that what they are doing is destructive, and worse, they know it but care little for the damage it will do to others, because their priority is their own greed and lust for power, we all lose. When I read “1984” and “Brave New World” I was naive enough to think it would never come to pass, because good people would always resist the collectivist globalist machine. Here I am now almost 4 decades later, and I feel like I live at the beginning of what lead to those worlds.

You ask why we have someone like Trump? I think the answer is clear: he is not one of the people that are part of the clique currently driving us off the cliff, even if he is a buffoon and a boor. As I have already said to one of our resident trolls: popularity doesn’t make one right. Practically always, doing the right thing results in exactly the opposite. Our world has become an upside down one, and nothing good will come from it despite the promises of the select few that live the high life and do so above the laws they use to keep us serfs in line.

Third Amendment In Danger?

Holy crap:

Henderson police arrested a family for refusing to let officers use their homes as lookouts for a domestic violence investigation of their neighbors, the family claims in court.

Anthony Mitchell and his parents Michael and Linda Mitchell sued the City of Henderson, its Police Chief Jutta Chambers, Officers Garret Poiner, Ronald Feola, Ramona Walls, Angela Walker, and Christopher Worley, and City of North Las Vegas and its Police Chief Joseph Chronister, in Federal Court.

The Mitchell family’s claim includes Third Amendment violations, a rare claim in the United States. The Third Amendment prohibits quartering soldiers in citizens’ homes in times of peace without the consent of the owner.

What allegedly happened — and I should emphasize that this is from the plaintiff’s complaint, so we don’t have the police side — was that the Henderson PD contacted Mitchell and wanted to use his home to gain a “tactical advantage” against a neighboring house. He refused. They later showed up and started banging on the door, demanding entry (so much for tactical advantage). When he didn’t open up, they smashed the door down, aimed weapons at him, fired pepperball rounds at him and his dog and arrested him for obstructing an officer.

Oh, they also tricked his dad out of a nearby home and arrested him when he tried to return. Both were charged with obstructing an officer. In both cases, the charge was dismissed with prejudice. Again, we don’t have the police side of this story. This was two years ago and the complaint hints that they have tried normal complaint avenues.

If the facts are as the complaint says, I like this. The police in this country have become increasingly militarized and taken an increasingly militaristic approach to law enforcement. This was not a case where there was a fleeing suspect and an imminent danger. According to the complaint, the cops did not show up to argue or persuade or even command. They broke down the door and used SWAT tactics against a completely innocent citizen.

More from Somin, who points out that the Third Amendment has never officially been “incorporated” so that it applies to state and local governments. This could be interesting. But I suspect it will end with some kind of settlement. Because the last thing law enforcement wants is for the Courts to start limiting their military capabilities.

(There are Fourth Amendment issues here as well; stay tuned for a post on that.)