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  •  I read the border extends 100 miles (4+ / 0-)
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    corvo, Senor Unoball, Penny GC, notrouble

    Many people who have to travel thru them everyday get frustrated because the keep changing the personnel so often.
    "Paper, please " in the US for American citizens?  

    "Americans don't understand that terrorists cannot take away habeas corpus, the Bill of Rights, or the Constitution. Terrorists are not anything like the threat that we face from our own government in the name of fighting terrorism."

    by snoopydawg on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 01:41:56 PM PDT

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    •  From an article on Common Dreams today (7+ / 0-)
      While such constitutionally questionable intrusions into people’s privacy have been increasing at border crossings in the post-9/11 years, this type of hardline border policing has also moved inland.  In other words, the sort of intrusions that once would have qualified as unconstitutional have moved in startling numbers into the interior of the country.

      Imagine the once thin borderline of the American past as an ever-thickening band, now extending 100 miles inland around the United States -- along the 2,000-mile southern border, the 4,000-mile northern border, and both coasts -- and you will be able to visualize how vast the CBP’s jurisdiction has become. This “border” region now covers places where two-thirds of the U.S. population (197.4 million people) live. The ACLU has come to call it a “constitution-free zone.” The “border” has by now devoured the full states of Maine and Florida and much of Michigan.  

      http://www.commondreams.org/...

      It is a great article detailing how our 4th amendment is violated everyday.

      "Americans don't understand that terrorists cannot take away habeas corpus, the Bill of Rights, or the Constitution. Terrorists are not anything like the threat that we face from our own government in the name of fighting terrorism."

      by snoopydawg on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 02:04:21 PM PDT

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