“So you’re a Constitutionalist? We’ve had problems with this before!”
Long Valley, CA -- Last month, the Feinman family was driving through a constitutionally questionable interstate checkpoint. This checkpoint is not on the US/Mexican border; it is along Highway 395N between California and Nevada.
When driving through these in-country checkpoints, you are not required to answer the agent’s questions (usually starting with “Are you a United States citizen?”). Nor are you required to consent to any searches.
As the Feinman's drove through, they refused to be unlawfully searched, citing their 4th Amendment right to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.
The agents, however, could have cared less about the Feinman's rights, stating at one point that "this is my job."
When the family refuses to back down, government force is escalated, and police officers are called in to violate the Feinmans even further.
As Mr. Feinman asserts his rights, he is threatened with being pulled out of the vehicle and having his children taken from him by CPS.
Mr. Feinman says he'd like to go, but these officers are determined to extort money from him (issue a citation) for flexing his rights. When he asks the cops if they swore an oath to defend the constitution, the cop asks, "So you're a Constitutionalist?"
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When Feinman confirms that he is a constitutionalist, the officer responds, "We've had problems with this before."
At around the 13-minute mark, Feinman is issued an ultimatum, submit or have your window broken and we kidnap your entire family. During the process, these officers acted as if it were Feinman's fault when all he was doing was refusing an illegal search.
Police acted as if some magical force compelled them to have to break the window and drag a family out of their vehicle. However, the fact of the matter is, they could have just let them travel freely.
Eventually, the window is smashed out, and all occupants were arrested, and the child was taken by CPS. According to the Feinman's, they were then given an excessive bail amount to get out of jail.
This entire incident was over Mr. Feinman not wanting to be searched at the checkpoint. Referring to an illegal search as an "inspection" does not change the reality of the act.
What this video below highlights is the only tool the state has to force you to comply with their revenue generating and rights-violating police state measures -- violent escalation. Comply or we kidnap, cage, or kill you.