Those attending are encouraged to come early to enjoy the buffet and visit. For more information call 417-264-2435.
Warrant-less searches and seizures, surveillance of your electronic communications, PDMP, REAL ID, RFID – the 4th Amendment is under assault…
The Bill of Rights in the Constitution is intended to be a “Hands Off” list of rights the People declared that government is not allowed to take away by law or rules. Among the most dear to the Founding Fathers was the right to be secure in your person, places, and effects from unreasonable searches and seizures.
The “Reasonable” threshold was only met in their eyes by a particularized search warrant issued by a judge upon probable cause that a law had been broken. It was their intent that without such a warrant that applied to only one specific situation, the government could not seize or search you.
Unfortunately, those founding principles have been eroding away…
History of the 4th Amendment
The founding generation had good cause to hold the 4th Amendment principles near and dear. Their heritage was replete with battles against authoritarianism and an abusive legal system at least as far back as 9th century King Alfred, who secured for their ancestors the right to a jury of their peers when hauled before a court.
In the decades before the war for American Independence, King George’s men were issuing “writs of assistance” and “general warrants”, which would give officials the “legal” power to search homes and businesses in an effort to enforce the many mercantilistic laws, like the Navigation Acts, Excise Act, Molasses Act and Stamp Act – oppression that so stifled the free market and liberty, in general.
Even the U.S. Supreme Court once respected the origins of the 4th Amendment. “[T]he Fourth
Amendment’s commands grew in large measure out of the colonists’ experience with the writs of assistance. . . [that] granted sweeping power to customs officials and other agents of the King to search at large for smuggled goods.” UnitedStates v. Chadwick, 433 U. S. 1, 7-8 (1977).
4th Amendment Is Being “Legislated Away”
The Bill of Rights is meaningless if bureaucrats and politicians can make rules and laws that trump its protections.
Unfortunately, that is exactly what is happening today. A series of court opinions have claimed that 4th Amendment protections don’t fully apply to what they call “pervasively regulated businesses”, and that can even include a residential apartment.
That means the government can begin to regulate some activity or business that has never before been regulated and by such fiat loose itself from the chains of the 4th Amendment.
Our Win in Federal Court Advances 4th Amendment
A win in the 8th federal circuit Court of Appeals Monday will help draw a line in the sand against the forces eroding what was one of the rights most dear to the Founding Fathers.
It all started on June 3, 2013 while I was traveling to the local rock quarry to get some chat for my daughter’s chicken coop. A Highway Patrol trooper pulled me over to do a roadside inspection of my large farm dump truck, even though he had not observed me breaking any law and had no suspicion of breaking any law.
My truck had been inspected that morning by an official inspection station that was sanctioned by the Highway Patrol.
I did exactly what Sam Adam or Patrick Henry would have done – I denied consent to the search.
Fortunately, the Trooper did not act like many a Redcoat would have – instead of bayoneting me, he politely and professionally issued me a citation. I fought it in Phelps County Court, where Judge Ron White agreed with me that the state law allowing troopers to make such suspicion-less, warrant-less stops was, in his words, “offensive.”
Although I won in court that day, there was no appeal that could be used as a precedent to help other people.
That’s where Missouri’s Liberty Law Firm, the Freedom Center of Missouri, enters the story. The Freedom Center’s director of litigation, Dave Roland, filed a civil lawsuit in federal court on my behalf. We’re asking for $1 in damages and a declaratory judgment that Missouri’s practice of the sort of suspicion-less, warrant-less searches they tried on me are unconstitutional.
Lost the First Round, but Won the Second
At the federal circuit court level, the judge ruled against us, but a panel of judge at the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the lower court judge, in part, and ordered him to reconsider the case. The case is still developing, but at this stage it looks like we won’t be able to protect common carrier truckers (because I’m not one and don’t have standing), but we have a very good chance of protecting other folks, like farmers, who transport goods in commercial vehicles.
Join Us On the Legal Battle Field for Liberty!
The Freedom Center of Missouri is planning an expansion that will enable them to take on more cases like this 4th Amendment case. Tomorrow (Thursday, Aug. 10), you have the rare opportunity to meet with Scott Bullock, the president of the Institute for Justice, the leading national liberty based public interest law-firm.
Scott will be explaining the history and future of public interest law and how you can help.
I’ll be at both the St. Louis event at noon and the 6:30 event in Kansas City. I hope to see you there!
Event: Meeting and discussion with Scott Bullock, president of the Institute for Justice about the role public interest law firms play keeping government in check and preserving liberty. This is also an opportunity to learn about and support Missouri’s corollary to the Institute for Justice, the Freedom Center of Missouri.
Date: August 10 (Thursday)
– Noon in St. Louis (Please rsvp to this one with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
– 6:30 in Kansas City
East Room at Rooster (restaurant) – Noon
3150 S. Grand
St. Louis, MO 63118
Kansas City Public Library – Central Library — 6:30 pm
14 W 10th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
Truth Farmer: Doreen Hanes:
This is a perfect example of why MMJ is no good, and it just needs to be completely decriminalized and descheduled. Monopolies and corporate control are in no way an enhancement to personal freedom. Read the article below and see if you agree with me or not. I’m still waiting to find out where they finally fall on this.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A state commission has decided that Arkansas residents hoping to grow medical marijuana will have to pay an annual fee of $100,000 to operate a cultivation facility.
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission set the fee amount on Tuesday, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2iB9UsP ) reported. The commission also decided that people who apply must have a $1 million bond or assets worth $1 million and be able to show $500,000 in cash liquidity. The requirements are in addition to a $15,000 application fee the commission approved last week.
The commission was created by the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment passed by voters in November. The panel must create rules by June to govern how Arkansas residents can apply for cultivation and dispensary licenses.
Two commissioners, Dr. Carlos Roman and Travis Story, noted that potential growers would not be able to secure bank loans if they run out of cash because medical marijuana is still illegal under federal law.
Roman, who proposed a $15,000 license fee, argued that the fees for would-be growers should be kept as low as possible to receive the maximum number of applications.
“It’s an expensive endeavor, so it’s not something that someone could just go in with $10,000 and start a cultivation facility. The cost is very high,” Roman said. “So we want to respect the price point on it, but I’m just trying to fight at every level to make it accessible to as many people … to make it open to as many Arkansans as possible.”
This is great a new income stream for the criminal psychopaths that call themselves “government”!
First the state of Missouri can criminalize a right, such as having children. Then it can come back and “legalize” having children, but charge $100,000 for a license to have children.
They could also do the same for say “marriage”. First criminalize it and then legalize it. i.e. charge an arm and a leg to exercise that right.
Bottom line is that there is exactly zero difference between what I just suggested, and what the criminals in the legislatures are doing nationwide. In a just world violating my rights by a government official should result in a charge of treason. In a just world just about every legislator in the country would be hanged from the neck until dead for their “long train of abuses usurpations.”
The following bombshell story appears on GM Watch and was published on August 2, 2017. It appears on the same day that the New York Times published another bombshell story revealing Forbes.com to be a propaganda rag for Monsanto. What’s abundantly clear in all this is how Monsanto’s web of criminality, lies and deceit is rapidly unraveling, and the evil corporation is facing billions of dollars in damages from multiple lawsuits across the country.
Read this article from GM Watch and learn just how devious and criminal Monsanto has become. It is truly the most evil corporation on the planet, and it bankrolls evil, corrupt people like Bruce Chassy, Jon Entine and A. Wallace Hayes. Every effort to retract science papers that exposed the toxicity of GMOs and glyphosate, we now know, was orchestrated by Monsanto through a network of bribery and fraud that even ensnared the editors of science journals. No corporation has corrupted science more than Monsanto, and it is very telling that science propagandists like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye have joined the efforts of Monsanto to lie to the world and suppress scientific truth in order to protect the profits of the world’s most evil (and dangerous) corporation…..
If you are not already involved in trying to make the world a better, freer place, “property rights” is a good place to start. ~MFP
There will also be a discussion of the upcoming Soldiers and Sailors Reunion in Mammoth Spring and taxes in Oregon County. Anyone interested in property rights, constitutional rights, self reliance and homesteading is invited to attend, and many members come early to enjoy the fine food at Fred’s. For more information call 417-264-2435.
For many people, cannabis or cannabis oil are the only things that can really give them relief, or a possible cure, from debilitating or fatal diseases. At this point, I will state without hesitation, if a family member were diagnosed with cancer, we would move to Colorado and work with people there that know how to set up protocols to treat cancer. There are entirely too many positives for health benefits and the only thing that is threatened by marijuana is the overly bloated and toxic pharmaceutical industry and the revenue generation/prison industry who are profiting because of it being illegal. It just galls me personally that there is help for so many that is natural and it is immoral to prevent people who would benefit from using this help……….
If you’re not familiar with the FIJA, I would ask that you go to their website and become familiar with the issue. It is the way that Prohibition on alcohol was really ended. They couldn’t get enough juries to convict, so the “law” became basically unenforceable. Yet in today’s court climate, everything is about plea bargaining and never actually getting peers apprised of the issues involving charges against the accused unless it is a heinous crime. Also important to note, most states have made jury duty incredibly difficult to do without intensive financial hardship.
Here is the story link froman email I was sent by someone from the FIJA…I hope you take the time to read and contemplate the issue:
I have toyed with the idea of enrolling in one of these studies for years. While well aware of the dangers of the “drugs” that they will be testing on you. (The results from these studies is so bad that half of them are routinely just thrown away and not included as actually happening- which tells me these safely studies” are close to useless.) This one looks promising as it is a “nutritional supplement” but alas there is an age limit that disqualifies me. I’ll keep looking the money can be pretty good, often over $200 a day.
I am not surprised that not a one of the local “mainstream” newspapers have reported this story. They are too busy pushing the globalist narrative to educate their readers about what is really going on in the world. This should be front page news, on a monthly basis!
Under Missouri law your town at best tests for only 4 or 5 things as compared to the 250 chemicals that this test tested for. I will try and get a copy of a local town’s water test posted soon.
I think I first heard Doreen, as a guest on Joyce Riley’s radio show a few years back. Then she had her own radio show for awhile. She heads the Property Rights Coalition, farms, is a mother, and is an amazing person that spends a lot of time educating us about government encroachment on our right to farm, and to grow food……
I am currently twisting her arm to write for us when she gets the time.
She is also considering organizing a Missouri foods rights organization modeled after the one in Maine that has been in the news the past few years.
Her current blog:
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