At a 4th of July gathering in Three Rivers Regatta, this man was arrested for exercising his own constitutional rights. For the meat of the video, you can fast forward to about minute 9.
The line he is quoting at 10:19 “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
The video really shows just how limited our rights are at times. Granted this man put himself in a difficult situation where sometimes the police will do what needs to be done. Nonetheless, the point he was trying to make is definitely crystal clear. The American people have really given their trust to the government to step outside of the boundaries of what is right or wrong in order to keep the peace.
There are certain situations where something like this makes sense. For example, an officer on highway patrol will have to speed in order to catch individuals on the freeway who are also speeding. In order to catch terrorists, the US Government might have to do some selective wire tapping from high risk sources. All of these things step outside of the boundaries of our rights in an attempt to keep the people safe.
However, there are situations like in the video above where the man was really not doing anything wrong and his right were clearly violated.