October 26th, 2010
Today on Fox Cable News, a new vehicle was profiled. This vehicle is a truck outfitted with [high-powered] x-ray gear to inspect the contents of unknowing vehicles that happen alongside this x-ray truck. Of course, any such x-ray inspection is without the knowledge of the occupants of any targeted vehicle. No information was reported as to the dosage of radiation to which the occupants of targeted are subjected.
I have to wonder, is there no end to which the authorities will stretch/diminish our Rights under the Federal Constitution? Has the Right against Unlawful Search and Seizure merely become a challenge to our authorities and politicians as to how thin this Right can be stretched before the same fascist-type authorities are held accountable for their disregard of the Peoples’ Rights? Clearly, it would seem that for a long time, many of our government authorities would have preferred no Rights existed to protect the People against Unlawful Search and Seizure. (If you don’t know of any specifics of which I speak, just ask.)
I mean…, the thing is…, on one hand, if this technology were able to prevent my having to stop and was to prevent the threat of search of my vehicle at the Border Patrol Station when traversing from San Diego to Los Angeles on the Interstate 5 Freeway, that would be great. But if this x-ray vehicle is going to be utilized by local authorities to search our vehicles without our knowledge or consent, then I would say that it appears fascism is again on the rise in the United States – with such fascism apparently again being promoted by our government authorities. Of course, I could envision situations where such x-ray truck technology would be of benefit. However, the overall threat to our basic Rights and the threat to our health by being subjected to any such radiation would seem to outweigh any possible benefits.
Once again, by allowing this x-ray truck technology to make its way to the streets, it would appear that the nation’s dysfunctional Court Systems, lawyers, and politicians care little of the substantive Rights of the American people and appear to only care what benefits the ends of the would-be fascists in positions of power. This matter also brings to mind the quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Adam Trotter / AVT