The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizure. The exact wording says:
“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.”
Pay attention to the “person’s portion” because I’ll get to that in a minute.
The Senate infrastructure bill introduced includes consumer safety measures that would eventually require auto manufacturers to submit breathalyzer-type devices that would test drivers’ blood alcohol levels. All courts in the United States have previously ruled that trying the blood alcohol level of an individual is a violation of rights without consent or a warrant signed by a judicial official. To obtain a warrant, you must have probable cause to do so and testify to that in a court of law if subpoenaed. According to the courts, it is mandating auto manufacturers to introduce new technology that would restrict drunk drivers from operating their vehicle would directly violate a driver’s Constitutional rights.
Now, you may be asking yourself, “If manufacturers put it in cars, then that means it’s their decision and a voluntary transaction,” no, that was the federal government’s decision to force them to do it. That’s what makes it unconstitutional. It no longer becomes a voluntary transaction when the federal government mandates any device to test your blood.
The infrastructure bill would also mandate technology to warn drivers that they left their children in their vehicles.
The problem with the modern Democratic Party is that the person is never held accountable. Whether it is President Joe Biden’s terrible border policy or prolonging the eviction moratorium, which some Supreme Court justices believe is unlawful, they will declare it unconstitutional and rule against the White House. The federal government has reached a crossroads. They can either retreat on their ideas because they are aware that they infringe on your rights, or they can plunge straight into impeachment. In either case, the American people are entitled to protection.
The federal government doesn’t magically become a totalitarian regime in one election. It would have never passed the sniff test in Donald Trump’s administration, but then again, Democrats prove that they are incapable of standing up for the constitution. This would open the door to many other violations to take place and you wouldn’t be safe in your own home anymore. If only the Supreme Court had a three-strike rule for automatic impeachment, Biden would already have two.
The bill suggests that the detection process would be “passive” and wouldn’t be noticed by the driver, however, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t violate constitutional rights in the process of detecting blood alcohol content. In order for technology to determine the blood alcohol content there have to be invasive measures, no questions asked. It’s a violation of rights from the day it’s signed into law.