"As a former subscriber to the NR I feel I can say with all fairness and personal experience that It was a "dead paper" when it failed to call Obama on his ineligibility for the office. But then, that showed its true colors. It…"
"I totally sympathize, Terry. But we must stand firm with and to the rule of law. Or we are no better than our enemies - that is, the enemies of the Republic. Since two wrongs do NOT make a right.
And that all means that the Usurper…"
"Ah. I see. The rule of law - the Constitution - doesn't matter to you. Just move along folks, nothing to see here.
You think that "barbarians are at the gates" now...wait 'til you see the barbarians WITHIN the…"
"Nonsense. Original intent trumps ANY subsequent Acts of Congress, Statutes, Resolutions, court decisions - whatever. The only thing that would make either Cruz or Obama eligible is a constitutional amendment. Otherwise, the meaning…"
"Elizabeth, how can you overlook the fact that Cruz is not eligible for the office of POTUS anyway? Not only was he not born on the soil. His father was not a U.S. citizen at the time of his birth. He is therefore NOT a…"
"I am not just disappointed in Cruz for his stand on his eligibility for the office of POTUS. I am furious. During the debate (with Trump; was anybody else there??) he tried to play a shyster-lawyer's trick on the American public,…"
"The illicit Obama administration and its sellout supporters and fellow conspirators in the MSM will succeed in hijacking the federal constitutional republic of the U.S.A. in their slowly-slowly maneuvers unless a line is drawn by patriots (Congress…"
"Disgusting stuff. A sellout of the American dream, to be a self-governing people, rising with responsibility to the occasion. Instead, our two major political parties are just playing 'Who can pluck the most money off the federal…"
"Oren Long's response to this posting (which doesn't have a Reply button to/for it) doesn't take into account the fact that the people behind the COS 'movement' aren't all from 'Washington'. Mark Levin,…"
"Debra Rae: I have the feeling that even if one of the main constitutional Framers showed up on your doorstep and explained that they were going by E. de Vattel's 'The Law of Nations' on the NBC issue - a classic by the time of the…"
"And from the top, let me clarify where I’m coming from; and say that this whole thing has a happy ending. Why do I say that, believe that? Because the universe has Purpose; and that Purpose is Good.
We are not at the untender mercies of…"
I very much sympathize with you. You are at least trying to do SOMETHING. And I do give you credit for that. But we are up against very sinister, very evil people, who have been after their main quarry - the U.S..A. - for a…"
"I agree. It is a dangerous move. A Trojan Horse, if you will.
I don't buy it either.
Good points, Col. Nelson.
We are up against a formidable enemy. Don't give them ANY opportunity to do any more damage to the Republic…"
"And just so, the surveillance state...
It has to be crystal clear by now that a) the majority of Congress, on both sides of the aisle, are in the pocket of the corporate lobbyists; and b) the Obama administration is pushing patriots in this country…"
"1) Welcome to an intimation of the real world, re: 9/11. Yours is the MSM version. You don't really drink the MSM Kool-Aid on this matter, do you?? 9/11 was the handiwork of the PNAC NeoCons in the Bush W.…"
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.