Category Archives: Chilling Effects

DNC Charlotte requires ID even just near the convention. Racist? Bigoted? Unforgiving?

The DNC in Charlotte requires ID even to be  just near the convention area, let alone to enter.  No matter if you live there.  Isn’t this suppression?  Bigoted?  Racist?

Where is the Federal Court worried about strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor?

The irony.  The hypocrisy.


Pedestrians walking to their home or business that falls into a restricted area will be required to provide identification when the road is closed. Passenger (as opposed to commercial) vehicles attempting to enter streets with restricted vehicle access must go through a vehicle checkpoint.

What type of identification is required?
A standard issued government ID is requested.


if you win, you suddenly produce what sounds like 1984 – Breyer

If you win this case, then there is nothing to prevent the police or the government from monitoring 24 hours a day the public movement of every citizen of the United States. So if you win, you suddenly produce what sounds like 1984 from their brief.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, November 8, 2011

Warrantless 24 hour per day monitoring

Police can place a GPS device on your car to follow all of your movements, for any length of time. The Supreme Court on Tuesday is scheduled to hear arguments about whether investigators need to get a warrant before doing so.  [Obama Administration] Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. told the Supreme Court that “any individual who moves on public roadways knows that his movements can be readily observed.”


If there is no judicial oversight for monitoring of the citizens of the United States, get ready for continual, 24 hour continuous monitoring of everyone’s movements.  It may not occur this year or next, but once the door is open, history shows it will happen.

One can hope the United States Supreme Court stands up for the Constitution since the President is not doing so.