Goodbye Fourth Amendment: Homeland Security Affirms “Suspicionless” Confiscation Of Devices Along Border | Zero Hedge

…According to Wired, “the Department of Homeland Security’s civil rights watchdog has concluded that travelers along the nation’s borders may have their electronics seized and the contents of those devices examined for any reason whatsoever — all in the name of national security...”

 

via Zero Hedge.

4 thoughts on “Goodbye Fourth Amendment: Homeland Security Affirms “Suspicionless” Confiscation Of Devices Along Border | Zero Hedge

  1. Brittius 02/10/2013 / 8:54 AM

    Common sense: The DHS doesn’t want anyone to Sound the Alarm, when foreign troops invade our nation. e.g.- UN/NATO/China/Mexico/Canada, assist USGovt if things go really bad.
    It also opens possibilities to jam or destroy all microwave transmitters or demolition, as it becomes a two way street. If only the enemy has communications or ability to operate aircraft… Let’s hope that it never gets to any of this, because it would end up mano-a-mano and “getting wet” (bloodied). Sad part is, once any Constitutional Right is voided or suspended, all laws are too, voided, and the government itself has dissolved the binding contract to the People and are not our government but a criminal organization. Hmmm…

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  2. The Grey Enigma 02/10/2013 / 8:55 AM

    Wilkomen to Das Amerika Comrade! How much more of this nonsense will we tolerate? Is this my country or a concocted parody of East Germany run by Pinochet, Pol Pot and Tito? Go Galt, go underground, go.

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  3. Brittius 02/10/2013 / 9:05 AM

    In all probability, the DHS as we know, are severely overpaid. Their top heavy echelon does go mind mapping and dream up the unthinkable because the unthinkable is possible, though not probable. Paranoia on the government’s part and a good measure of guilt.
    Same thing with Secret Service searching USMC Honor Guard for bullets and deactivation of weapons. It’s always possible but extremely improbable that any Marine or other service person would want to harm the president. Hitler suffered from that same paranoia. His bodyguards numbered in the thousands. That’s why I believe that there is also an abundance of guilt our government is demonstrating. Our job is to nudge them every now and then to remind them that it is they, that work for us. We, do not work for them. America is a Constitutional Republic, and they need to be brought onto the carpet.

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  4. Mike 02/10/2013 / 10:42 AM

    This doesn’t seem at all legal, Komrade!

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