Police State America Local Government Style

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
By Paul Martin

Dave Hodges
April 8, 2014
The Common Sense Show

We do not have to wait for a Constitutional Convention for America to be robbed blind when it comes to their liberties and freedoms. Americans do not have to wait for some rogue President to begin to mass arrest our citizens under the NDAA to experience unconstitutional tyranny. Wholesale tyranny is happening everyday in America in which local governments are doing a marvelous job of separating Americans from both their money and their freedoms.

Carpooling Is Illegal

Across the country in numerous cities, various taxi unions have banded together and coerced local government to pass laws banning carpooling. The unions actions are legitimized because these action necessary to “protect” the public from itself.

Ridesharing (aka carpooling) consists of private citizens contacting each other through their smartphone ridesharing apps and arranging to shuttle each other to various destinations for a fee. This is an age-old practice which has exploded in the new digital age.

Unfortunately, the practice has drawn the ire of the taxicab industry and they have mustered up enough money in many major cities to outlaw the practice.

The practice of ridesharing, in its informal form, is almost as old as the automobile itself, but in the digital age app-enabled ridesharing has seen an explosion in interest, threatening the commercial taxicab industry and the city officials who depend on that industry for revenue. Despite the fact that proponents of Agenda 21 mandate that we drive less, taxicabs unions are able to force the small entrepreneurs out of business.

The penalty for private ride-sharing for non taxicabs entities is the forfeiture of one’s automobile. This practice violates the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment. Additionally, restraint of free trade and the First Amendment right to peaceably assemble. And when two or more parties peaceably assemble, government does not have the right to regulate and exchange of services. Finally, the practice of seizing cars for engaging in ride-sharing, violates the Due Process provision of the Fifth Amendment which is permitting the seizure of private property in a context where Constitutional rights are being denied.

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