Forced Blood Draws, DNA Collection and Biometric Scans: What Country Is This?

What is both appalling and disheartening to me is that the average American either has no clue or doesn’t care what is going on…these are serious erosions to liberty and freedom, the tyranny is rapidly growing, with nary a worry from the sheep of this nation. I can only ask how much more will it take and how much longer before the sheep wake up and start a revolution….though I remain optimistic, I’m not holding out hope anytime soon.

John W. Whitehead, Constitutional Attorney

The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation

Our freedoms—especially the Fourth Amendment—are being choked out by a prevailing view among government bureaucrats that they have the right to search, seize, strip, scan, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation.

Forced cavity searches, forced colonoscopies, forced blood draws, forced breath-alcohol tests, forced DNA extractions, forced eye scans, forced inclusion in biometric databases—these are just a few ways in which Americans are being forced to accept that we have no control over what happens to our bodies during an encounter with government officials.

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