The US Border and the 5th Amendment

Those of you who often read this blog will know that I have long been a critic of US Customs and Border Protection. My critique has always been their authority to force people to answer questions in light of the 5th Amendment when entering our country.

Last year I even campaigned for High Sheriff in Coos County, NH and spent considerable time talking about the issue.

Last week I dropped my suit against the United States Government because I’ve been convinced that their legal position is correct.


WHEN YOU ARE AT THE BORDER DEALING WITH US CUSTOMS YOU ARE NOT IN THE UNITED STATES. YOU >MUST< DISCLOSE EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE WHILE OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTRY OR YOU CAN AND WILL FACE SERIOUS LEGAL PENALTIES. IF YOU CITE MY CASE OR ACTIVISM AT THE BORDER AS A REASON NOT TO ANSWER QUESTIONS I WILL HELP THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT IF THEY CHOOSE TO PROSECUTE YOU FOR NOT ANSWERING QUESTIONS.

The lower (or any) border of the United States is just that: a special zone where the 5th Amendment doesn’t apply.

US CBP and US Attorney in AZ: My sincere apologies for the legal headaches I caused with this issue. I was wrong.

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