Just how many drinks does it take to claim imaginary Constitutional rights? How many more alcoholic beverages before you actually believe Ron Paul represents freedom? Watch this Montana man, who registers at almost 4 times the legal alcohol limit, falsely invoke the Constitution AND proclaim allegiance to Ron Paul as Montana sheriffs make a DWI arrest.
At the start of the video (below), the twenty- to thirty-something well-groomed man appears to believe sheriffs are violating his Constitutional rights by politely asking him to take a breathalyzer test:
“Read your Constitution…The Constitution is your right…Why can’t you guys just assume to me [sic] that this is my Constitution rights…”
One may think that the man is referring to the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, which courts have ruled doesn’t apply to breathalyzer tests. Or perhaps at issue are Miranda rights, which aren’t part of the Constitution but which do apply to arrests.
But those aren’t the civil rights the suspect attempts to defend. Rather, he seems to think the First Amendment rights to freedom of speech, the press and religion protects his right to drive drunk as he taunts one of the sheriffs at the scene:
“What’s the First Amendment…You DON’T EVEN KNOW…HA! You took a vow to your Constitution and you don’t even know what it is.”
A moment later, the drunken driver does a full about-face and suddenly says he “will gladly take” the blood alcohol test.
As the group awaits results, the man appears to defend his innocence by saying:
“I was hurting nobody…I don’t care what the legal limit is…What’s the legal limit of hurting somebody?”
The legal limit is. 0.08; the man in the video tested 0.301 – or almost 4 times the legal limit. Blood alcohol contents above 0.3 produce symptoms such as: complete unconsciousness, depressed or absent reflexes, subnormal body temperature, incontinence, and impairment of circulation and respiration. The kind of state that will cause grave bodily harm to anyone in your path if you are behind the wheel, right?
As the opinionated, inebriated man is taken into custody he shouts:
The Constitution…Read it. And live by it. Ron Paul 2012…Ron Paul 2012!…Ron Paul!
The irony of this alcohol-fueled farce is not lost on those who can see through the Ron Paul façade. Ron Paul is not about protecting inalienable rights — such as the right to life even when you can’t afford expensive medical costs. Paul’s “freedom” act is just a charade he puts on to grab votes.
Ron Paul’s history includes ties to white supremacy. Ron Paul supporters at last night’s debate cheered and shouted “YES!” when Paul was asked whether “society should just let [an uninsured person] die.” If elected, by his own admission Paul would let all uninsured sick people suffer and die (if a church is unable to “care for them”).
If you desire to jump from this story into an analysis of how the Tea Party shows ignorance of basic Constitutional principles, here’s the link: