The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a case testing whether the police must get a warrant before ordering blood to be drawn from an unwilling drunken-driving suspect.
The court has long held that, except in emergency situations, warrants are required when government officials order bodily intrusions like a blood draw. But in today’s case, the state of Missouri and the Obama administration contended that warrants should not be required before administering blood tests to suspected drunken drivers.
The Dirty Lowdown
But in today’s case, the state of Missouri and the Obama administration contended that warrants should not be required before administering blood tests to suspected drunken drivers.
The State of Missouri and the Obama administration?… contended that warrants should not be required before administering blood tests… etc.
Stop and let that sink in for a minute…
Everything to do with motor vehicles and the operation thereof falls under the jurisdiction of the individual states. The states handle it all, and it’s all under their umbrella: from issuing drivers licenses, tags and titles, to prosecuting DUIs. That’s why the State of Missouri was arguing before SCOTUS.
But can anyone tell me why elements of the Obama administration were in chambers, in conjunction with and in support of the State of Missouri and a favorable Supreme Court ruling on warrantless involuntary blood tests? Because I can’t see any legitimate reason for them to be there; they had no perceivable vested interest in the case, it was out of their jurisdiction.
I have come to the recent rather sad conclusion, that all these people are up there doing now, all that they are busying themselves with at this point in time, is bleeding you dry, killing you off, and working overtime, weekends and holidays stripping you of your sovereign rights at each and every available opportunity bar none.
You know a right here, and a freedom there, and a liberty over yonder, deprived from you just a little chip at a time, like a straw on a camel’s back, it’s just a chip, just another chip… it’s no big deal…
But over time, and particularly when it starts to become a steady, incessant, chipping-away, an accumulative effect begins to take shape, and when it’s all day, every day, then you ain’t far to empty… Let’s face it, your rights were never inexhaustable. You’ve been losing them steadily since the day you were born, and lately at a greatly accelerated rate. There’s only one logical outcome for the current trend left unchecked, and it leaves you, as a helpless, clueless slave…
If the people of 100 years ago could see the way we’re living now, could see the yoke we’re under, all the freedom we’ve given up, and what’s taking place around us as we speak, they’d fall out in utter disbelief…
I think they’d form a pretty low opinion of us pretty quick, I really do. And mainly for allowing ourselves to have arrived here from there in the first place. I think they’d laugh at us and call us pussies. Actually I’m pretty certain of it. And I think we’d deserve it.