July 13th, 2012

How To Deal With A Government Checkpoint


This article was written by Mac Slavo and originally published at SHTFplan.com

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

-The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution

With local, state and DHS checkpoints randomly popping up all over America many of our citizens believe that we must comply with what more often than not amounts to unlawful requests and orders from law enforcement officials.

While driving through California, Steven Anderson came upon three such checkpoints and he chose not to play ball with officers who asked him, among other things, to prove his citizenship, prove his identity and pull over for further inspection and questioning.

When asked whether he was a citizen Anderson’s immediate response was, “that’s my business.” When advised that it was the officer’s job to ask the question, Anderson calmly responds by saying, “I don’t have to answer you, because I have rights as an American.” The law enforcement official courteously asks Mr. Anderson to do him a favor and pull over for further questioning, no doubt expecting Anderson to comply. But not today, as Anderson patently refuses to do so per his Fourth Amendment Constitutional protections. He subsequently makes his own request, saying to the officer, “no thanks, I’d like to just go on my way.”

All of it was recorded on a digital camera in Anderson’s car and out of view of officers.

What you’ll see below is a crash course in exercising your Constitutional rights when faced with the threat of detention, interrogation and random searches by Federal or local law enforcement officials. You won’t see this one in mainstream media, and it’s something they certainly don’t teach in college:

Anderson: Is this Nazi Germany now, that I have to show my papers?

Officer: It’s a simple yes or no. I need an answer or we can detain you until we figure out whether you’re a U.S. citizen.

Anderson: Well, you know what’s more simple is the fact that my freedom is a little more important than you seem to think. Seting up checkpoints where people have to prove that they’re a citizen is not something that America is supposed to be about. So, I’m not sure if you understand that.

Supervisor enters scene: Grunt

Anderson: Grunt

Supervisor: Just pull up over there (points to line of detained cars)

Anderson: No, thank you… I want to go free on my way. Here I am just going about my own business and I don’t need to stop at a checkpoint to prove who I am because this is America. Correct me if I’m wrong – did I stumble into Mexico or is this still the United States?

Supervisor: This is the United States.

Anderson: Therefore, I should have the freedom to travel unmolested, because I’m in America here.


Supervisor: Ok, go ahead and go.


Score one for liberty and the US Constitution.

It really is that simple.

Sure, some officers will overstep their bounds in an attempt to intimidate and instill fear, but in this case cooler heads prevailed and the officer in charge understood that Mr. Anderson was on the right side of the law, and that their requests for him pulling over and showing identification at a random checkpoint were nothing more than requests, as no such mandate exists without probable cause that criminal activity is taking place.

Mr. Anderson stood up for his rights – his own individual rights. To be free and to enjoy the liberties reserved and protected for the people by the Constitution of the United States it falls upon each of us, as individuals, to ensure the rule of law.

On another day Mr. Anderson may have been detained, perhaps even arrested (unlawfully).

But today in America freedom prevailed.

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15 Responses to “How To Deal With A Government Checkpoint”

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  1. 1
    Norma Says:

    Seem like most are already desensitized. They do what they are told. Good for this guy.


  2. 2
    Cal Says:

    My question is this, when are the corrupt traitors within the three branches of OUR government going to be arrested and held for prosecution.

    I know we need to start with our state representatives, and yes, I did write to all of them (in the USA) and let them know exactly what they are LEGALLY allowed to do under our LEGITIMATE government for the branch that they are currently occupying. I also let them know that they can and will be arrested and prosecuted for their crimes against America.

    But so far, they have been allowed to murder citizens, go completely against our LEGITIMATE government very much like what happened in Germany when its legitimate constitutional government was taken over from within – and we all know how that went.

    They (the domestic enemies) are talking openly about “depopulation”. How many of you have been in a state where they depopulate the animals that they felt were over crowded in as quick a fashion as they could, but, of course they won’t do it to us, right???

    They oath they are REQUIRED to take is a solemn and LEGALLY binding Oath – which means all who did not keep it can be prosecute for civil crimes. It is also a political crime.

    Obama, Panetta, Dempsey flat out saying to the Senate at the hearing (and in a letter to Boehner) that they do NOT represent the USA, nor do they get their “authority” from the US Constitution; but that their “authority” comes from a foreign entity, the UN and NATO means it is treason and no longer just a domestic attack on our legitimate government, but a foreign entity is calling the shots making it a foreign attack using Traitors. By the way, When they stated that their “Authority” comes from the UN and NATO they NO LONGER HAVE any legitimate authority here.

    So why are all of you not writing your congress, and senate and letting them know for their illegal and traitorous actions you are calling for their arrest and prosecution? Are we waiting until we are all rounded up and imprisoned, etc? Because it is too late then, and their will not be a “USA” to bail us out.

    Read this, tell me if it is not the same that is happening here: What happened in Germany in the past was not a “fast” takeover – the destruction of its legitimate government was done slowly over a decade, and quite possibly 2 or more decades.
    The chief instrument of keeping cohesion in plan and action was the National Socialist German Workers Party, known as the Nazi Party. First they were to infiltrate the legitimate government and from within bring about “change”. Some of their declared purposes sounded good to many good citizens, such as: “profit-sharing in the great industries” {Take from the 1% and share with all}).
    The Nazi plans were for the overthrow of, and then the “capture” of the legitimate central government so they could change it to what they wanted. {Happening here – how much of our Constitution, our legitimate government is now being followed? Is Obama following the blueprint for the Executive branch? Did Bush or Clinton follow it?}
    A separate government was set up within the legitimate government within the Party to exercise outside the law every sanction that any legitimate state could exercise and many that it could not {Obama’s “Czars”, TSA, DHS}. The Party had its own secret police, its security units, its intelligence and espionage division, its raiding forces, and its youth forces {DHS, TSA, look up “Obama youth”, etc on youtube.com}. It also established administrative mechanisms over time {Patriot Act, NDAA, warrantless searches, warrantless spying, TSA, etc} to identify those who supported the legitimate government.
    They “encouraged” the populace to inform on their own neighbors, friends, family {“See Something, Say Something”, and other videos the DHS put out here in America}.
    “Uncontrolled search and seizure is one of the first and most effective weapons in the arsenal of every arbitrary government. Among deprivations of rights, none is so effective in cowing a population, crushing the spirit of the individual and putting terror in every heart.”
    Justice Robert Jackson, Chief U.S. Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials (This is from his Opening Statement, Nuremberg Trials).
    Eventually they organized and dominated every phase of German life {as is being tried here thru the UN laws, and executive orders, bills, laws made here}. They created a “Party” police system, which became the pattern and the instrument of the police state, which was the first goal in their plan. {DHS and TSA – starting to arrange themselves throughout our nation to control our every move and where we can go: at airports, bus stations, train stations, even on our own roads}.
    A presidential decree was created suspending the extensive guarantees of individual liberty contained in the constitution of the Weimar Republic.
    Those decree’s were restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion – including freedom of the press, on the right of peaceful assembly, the right of association,
    And violations of the privacy: postal, telegraphic, and telephonic communications;
    And no need for warrants for house-searches, orders for, confiscations as well as restrictions on property, etc all taken away under the guise of “keeping the people safe” {much like what is happening within the USA today, as all of the “restrictions” on our freedoms are “for our own safety”}.
    Many were arrested as “belligerents” – no real crime committed, just disagreeing with the destruction of their legitimate government.
    Secret arrest and indefinite detention; without charges, without evidence, without hearing, without counsel, and no court could issue an injunction, or writ of habeas corpus, or certiorari. The German people were in the hands of the police, the police were in the hands of the Nazi Party, and the Party was in the hands of a ring of evil men who wanted to rule the world. {NDAA, Patriot Act, various executive orders, warrantless arrests, New World Order, etc}.
    This takeover from within the German regime itself did not just happen; it was planned and prepared for over a long period of time and with no small skill and cunning. Their seizure of the German State, the takeover of the legitimate government there, their subjugation of the German people, their terrorism and extermination of dissident elements, all these are ends for which they acted in concert; and all these are phases of the conspiracy, a conspiracy which reached one goal only to set out for another and more ambitious one. The intricate web of organizations, which these men formed and then utilized to accomplish these ends of destroying the legal government there and installing their own.
    {The same long-term planning and preparation, the takeover of our legitimate government, etc are paralleling that of the past in Germany. The people are doing nothing, as happened in Germany. The elected representatives the people sent to the different branches of our government are working against us here}

    The concept then was to control the world; the concept now is to make a one-world “government”. Tell me, WHAT IS the difference?

    Then Agenda 21 and LOST – which takes away our right to own property, or anything; to live in rural areas because we will be in the way of the UN harvesting America’s natural resources for their own ends. Alabama became the first state to adopt a tough law protecting private property and due process by prohibiting any government involvement with or participation in a controversial United Nations scheme known as Agenda 21. Alabama Senate Bill (SB) 477 legislation, as the “Due Process for Property Rights” Act, was approved unanimously by both the state House and Senate, then signed by the Governor.
    “The State of Alabama and all political subdivisions may not adopt or implement policy recommendations that deliberately or inadvertently infringe or restrict private property rights without due process, as may be required by policy recommendations originating in, or traceable to ‘Agenda 21,’…
    , infringements on the property rights of citizens linked to “any other international law or ancillary plan of action that contravenes the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of Alabama” are also prohibited under the new measure.

    The UN has enlisted a broad array of non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations in its effort to foist Agenda 21 on the world — most notably a Germany-based group called ICLEI…
    But the new measure takes direct aim at that problem, too: “the State of Alabama and all political subdivisions may not enter into any agreement, expend any sum of money, or receive funds contracting services, or giving financial aid to or from” any such entities, as defined in Agenda 21 documents.

    “This bill, that would bar the state from taking over private property without due process, is intended to shelter Alabamians from the United Nations Agenda 21, a sustainable development initiative that some conservatives see as a precursor for the creation of a world government,” explained Alabama GOP Executive Director T.J. Maloney.

    LOST gives our oceans to the UN and we gt to pay them for it .. grrrrrr.

    So tell me, when? Thomas Jefferson – says “that a federal “law” that violates the Constitution is no law at all. It is “void and of no effect.”

    If there were never intended to be action to defend the Constitution from those who are domestically attempting to destroy its power and authority, why would each Oath require it of those who take the Oaths?

  3. 3
    Cal Says:

    Oh yeah, and notice that there was NO ONE in the legislative branch who brought up the Treason being committed by those words and the actions taken.

  4. 4
    Tom Connelly Says:

    They let him go because they’d already checked him out through his license plate. Using only that, within seconds they can have his address, physical description and background. If something was a little hinky, he would have been detained.

    He enjoyed a little ego trip, but they still stuck a probe up his b*tt. It’s really much simpler and LESS invasive to answer the question … with a smile, of course.

  5. 5
    Lee Says:

    I write and call them idiots in DC all the time. As a matter of fact I sit around waiting for that old dreaded knock (now days they just kick it in) on the door.

    Here is an older documentary on the plans of the UN. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-afHbb55dtY

    I guess the upside to all of this, if you have a 40 cal assault rifle or pistol, there will be plenty of ammo available here shortly.

  6. 6
    Lee Says:

    This is too funny, listen to them whine when they are the target. This is getting unreal!


  7. 7
    Audiefm Says:

    It’s important to point out this was an encounter at a immigration checkpoint. And all that was required of Citizen Anderson was to affirm his citizenship. A legitimate inspection function long upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. In short… Constitutional. It’s disingenuous to claim that one’s constitutional rights are being violated when purposely acting in a manner that obstructs the constitutional duties of the officers involved. The Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable search and seizure. Mr. Anderson has a history of erroneously challenging the legitimate operation of immigration checkpoints. In short, he’s a punk.

  8. 8
    Kimberly Says:

    Would not mind doing this at all. There’s some things concerning me however – for our family getting arrested on goes on your record and then you need to get yourself a good lawyer to make sure that you don’t get convicted of any BS. We don’t have the extra money for a good lawyer so what would one do under those circumstances?

  9. 9
    Lee Says:

    Maybe it is just me Audiefm, but what is the exact purpose of the Border Patrol? Would one not think that they would be protecting the US Border? Obviously that is where they should be.

    Soon it will be the TSA GOONS popping up in grocery stores, you alright with that?

  10. 10
    Audiefm Says:

    Border Patrol checkpoints has very specific guidelines and are set up for the purpose of interdicting those immigration violators that have evaded enforcement efforts closer tot he international boundary. The are permanent in location, not duration. By that mean they are set up at a specific location along a route, a route that is a likely route of egress from the border. It’s important to keep in mind that many Mexican citizens have been issued bordr crosser documents that limit to the immediate border area, allowing them to go no further than 25 miles into the United States. Generally, BP checkpoints are set up with this limitation in mind, set up more than 25 miles from the border. The aforementioned Mr. Anderson is a regular traveler and knows exactly what is expected (and required by law), yet he chooses to make a scene endangering himself and others. While after a time, checkpoint personnel come to recognize these sort of individuals from previous encounters, it becomes a matter of determining if the “citizen’s” purpose is more of a matter of attempting to commit a crime using this ruse. The Constitution is the basis for law and government, but it is also interpreted by the duly appointed Judicial Branch in its application an scope. Additionally, Border Patrol Agents have authority throughout the entire United States and have enforcement authority for many federal laws. The U.S. Border Patrol is not a threat to the citizenry of the United States. We are well-versed in Constitutional law, as we deal with it every day. Yes, count me as one of their number (18 yrs). We are trying to preserve the sovereignty of this nation. TSA COBRA Teams and other questionable expansion of federal actions, have nothing to do with USBP checkpoint policy. See the Supreme Court ruling: US v. Brignoni-Ponce (1975) and Almeida-Sanchez v. US (1973)

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