"It is futile to vote if you don't clean up the voting process first. Why aren't the Republicans and the Tea Party organizations etc. spearheading major drives in each state to do that?? Force by clamoring and persistent public…"
"You've mentioned the key issue: The People need to rise up in each state and demand a complete cleaning of the voting process - photo voter ID, the rolls cleansed of dead-people voters, illegal names in general, absentee ballot fraud, multiple…"
"Good clear and concise summary, Carl; thanks.
And just so is America going to become a nice, docile member of the New World Order, to be grateful for any scraps that the multinational corporatists and international bankers throw its…"
"Can somebody who knows the law on these sorts of things - executive-branch agencies taking it upon themselves not just to administer the law but to write the law, in their heavy-handed way - let the rest of us know just how far such agencies can go,…"
"Quite a sensible reply, Michael.
However…there's no harm in finding out where they are being stored, and controlled from.,..
And yes - we do really need to take our country back, from the erstwhile totalitarians. And show them…"
"Excellent initiative, Edie. All good wishes for the project. You are definitely trying to make a difference.
(Personally, I'm your basic Grey Panther - all fight but no financial tooth, as it were.) "
"Well noted, Leon.
I don't understand why no one, at least to my knowledge, has taken Obama to court for making substantive changes in the ObamaCare (somewhat dodgy) law off his own bat. Some of them are not just housekeeping bits of…"
"Why does no one address the scams going on regarding this program? People buying all manner of junk food with these stamps (they should be limited to staples); people who use them going to the store in expensive cars; reports constantly of…"
"P.S. As for what I meant by "common sense": Why would the constitutional Framers rule out for consideration for the presidential office - and that federal office ONLY, let it be reminded - a) a non-citizen; b) a naturalized citizen - but…"
"I have just come across this posting of yours on this thread, Melony, and I have to warn you to be careful of your sources for your opinion on legal matters. This article is wrong, wrong, wrong on this issue.
For one thing, going to…"
"I am getting more than a tad angry at Tea Party types who don't understand that the Constitution is hanging by a thread because they have allowed an ineligible candidate to be in the office of the presidency for the last two terms without…"
Stan This is a direct copy, in part, of the DHS statement regarding their 100 mile border search and seizure policy.
The border search exception is a doctrine of United Statescriminal law that allows searches and seizures at international borders and their functional equivalent without a or probable cause.
This doctrine is not actually an exception to the Fourth Amendment, but rather to the Amendment's requirement for a warrant (or probable cause). Balanced against the sovereign's interests at the border are the Fourth Amendment rights of entrants. Not only is the expectation of privacy less at the border than in the interior  the Fourth Amendment balance between the interests of the Government and the privacy right of the individual is also struck much more favorably to the Government at the border. This balance at international borders means that routine searches are "reasonable" there, and therefore do not violate the Fourth Amendment's proscription against "unreasonable searches and seizures".
Border searches more invasive than "routine" require some suspicion. See the section below.
Despite federal law allowing certain federal agents to conduct suspicionless search and seizures within 100 miles of the border, the Supreme Court has clearly and repeatedly confirmed that the border search exception applies only at international borders and their functional equivalent (such as international airports).
Stan, You asked for more details on the 100 mile border areas set up by the DHS. I don't really have much more than I put in my blog; however I do have the capability to research it a little further and will get back to you.