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7 February 2013, 10:08 am. 4 Comments. Filed under U.S. Constitution, U.S. Military.

Could Martial Law Be Right Around The Corner For Americans?

Merely a week after military exercises featuring Blackhawk helicopters were flown over the Miami skyline, the Florida Highway Patrol has informed the public that it will set up “vehicle inspection checkpoints” on specific roadways in at least six Florida counties that will be established during daytime hours.

State troopers will be requesting drivers licenses and conducting a visual inspection of every third vehicle once the checkpoint has been established.

So what’s the point of these random vehicle checks of every third car, you may ask?  From the Tampa Bay Action News site:

Q: What are “vehicle inspection checkpoints”? Troopers aren’t mechanics, so why are they checking my car?

A: Per FHP, defective vehicle equipment, such as bad brakes, worn tires and defective lighting equipment, poses dangers to the public.

I find all this ‘military training’ over American cities more than a little disconcerting. I’m not of a conspiracy mind, but all this is mighty suspicious. I love my country, but I do NOT trust my government. I pray our military, and LEOs, remember their oaths!

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4 Comments »

  1. Gary K.. 7 February 2013, 1:42 pm

    Bah Humbug!!!
    Too much intrusion into our lives by the various govt agencies.

    I don’t want to go back to outdoor plumbing and no electricity; but, in many ways the “Old Days’ were a lot better.

    Then again, it’s a cold,damp, rainy day and my hip aches.

    Today is on of those ‘grumpy old fart’ days. :(

  2. olbroad. 7 February 2013, 2:56 pm

    Shoot… I’ve had a LOT of those types of days…and not always weather related. Heh.

    They really might wanna rethink the constant intrusion, cuz I don’t think folks are going to be able to put up with much more.

  3. Blueish. 8 February 2013, 11:19 am

    Q: What are “vehicle inspection checkpoints”? Troopers aren’t mechanics, so why are they checking my car?

    A: Per FHP, defective vehicle equipment, such as bad brakes, worn tires and defective lighting equipment, poses dangers to the public.

    U.S Constitution says;
    The right of the people to be secure (safe) from un-reasonable searches or seizures of themselves, their houses, their papers and effects (other personal property) cannot be violated. Warrents (written court orders) for any of these purposes must be issued with good cause, sworn to by an oath, and must describe, in detail, the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized. This protects persons from “writs of assistance” (general warrants allowing any search or seizure anytime anyplace) such as were used by the British.

  4. olbroad. 8 February 2013, 12:07 pm

    As if they gave a damn about the Constitution. Pfft! Keep your head down and your powder dry.