Current Event Commentary by Glenn Addison
For Americans keeping a list of blatant abuses of the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution in general: The situation with West Point graduate and decorated war Veteran, Antonio Buehler, is chilling. When police officers in the United States openly defy our rights under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution we have a major problem. Perhaps this disregard for Antonio Buehler’s rights was fueled by other abuses of the Constitution such as when the TSA violates the 4th Amendment dealing with due process by patting us down at airports and, in many cases, touching “our junk” while they do it — all without probable cause. The way these two broad-shouldered male Austin cops subdued a rather petite female prisoner, knowing such a procedure can often lead to injury to the arms or shoulder area, is reprehensible.
It is darkly ironic that the same pain-compliance tactic used on a drug smuggler resulted in a prison term for U.S. Border Agent Jesus Diaz Jr — while at the same time this tactic gets condoned for use on citizens by police.
Most of us want to believe those serving us as peace officers are law abiding men and women who understand they hold the powers of enforcement of key portions of the U.S. Constitution in their hands. When such officers openly defy our rights, as was the case in my opinion involving Mr. Buehler, we who are fighting to restore the U.S. Constitution must rise up in a peaceful way, as the Constitution authorizes, and see that the abuses are dealt with. If the pattern of ignoring the constitution is allowed to continue we are but a short time away from a full-blown police state.
This trend was started at the executive
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