Daily Archives: August 5, 2010

“The DUI Exception to the Constitution”

Bet you didn’t know there was a DUI Exception to the Constitution did you.

Yep, its right there. The courts have said so. Right between those printed lines.

Read Lawrence Taylor of DUIblog.com explain exactly why.

In the course of various postings concerning MADD, I have received emails suggesting that they are a civic-minded organization which does not deserve my criticisms. As I have said on many occasions, I believe them to be a well-intentioned group of “true believers” — who, like most zealots, have a rigid and narrow focus and are ignorant of the harm they cause to others. And in other posts I have tried to explain the nature of that harm.

Many years ago, I was invited to give a lecture to a “think tank” of government, corporate and academic types. In the years since then that I have given versions of it to other groups, the legal and political situation has only grown worse.

Perhaps the lecture itself might better explain why I consider MADD to be a continuing threat to our institutions and constitutional safeguards…..

I hope to convince you in the next hour, some of you, that the greatest single threat to our freedoms, the freedoms set forth in the Bill of Rights, is not from Iraq or Iran. I don’t think it’s from North Korea. I don’t think it’s from the extremists of the Muslim world. The threat, as it has always been throughout history, is internal: It is from within. But I do not think it is from the American Communist party or extremists on the right. I hope to convince a few of you that the greatest single threat to our freedoms today comes from a group consisting largely of American housewives. They call themselves the Mothers Against Drunk Driving. MADD.


Rob Robb on SB1070 – even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then

Better late than never. SB1070 = national identification with indefinite detentions.

The bigger question is why one would even put the provisions in a bill supposedly dealing with illegals? To control EVERYONE?

HB2632/SB1070 – Not Real ID/National ID? Really………..

The most consequential instance of poor draftsmanship is the provision forbidding the release of anyone “arrested” until their immigration status is determined. Taken literally, which is the way legislation should be interpreted, this would have outlawed the cite-and-release approach law enforcement takes for most minor offenses. Such people are technically “arrested.” Mercifully, Bolton enjoined this provision before the havoc and confusion it would have wreaked was unleashed.


The fact that SB 1070’s prime architect, state Sen. Russell Pearce, was repeating that SB 1070 merely enforced federal law, which is manifestly false, in reaction to Bolton’s injunction is revealing. I don’t think Pearce is consciously lying. I don’t think he really knew what he was doing.

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