A few months back, author
James Peter Watts was arrested for “assaulting a federal officer” (a felony) at the border crossing between the US & Canada. He was just found guilty of that felony “failure to comply with a lawful command” (still a felony). His thoughts are here.
The important thing to take away from this, the thing that will have you cleaning guns & counting ammo is this:
Here at the Sarnia Best Western I don’t have the actual statute in front of me but it includes a lengthy grab-bag of actions, things like “assault”, “resist”, “impede”, “threaten”, “obstruct” — hell, “contradict” might be in there for all I know. And under “obstruct” is “failure to comply with a lawful order”, and it’s explicitly stated that violence on the part of the perp is not necessary for a conviction. Basically, everything from asking “Why?” right up to chain-saw attack falls under the same charge. And it’s all a felony.
When did we lose the right to question authority?