In my state, there seems to be a new fascination with the sobriety checkpoint. Now IMO these unwarranted stops are simply unconstitutional and amount to an illegal search. A police officer should have no right to stop a driver if that driver is not breaking any traffic laws or operating his vehicle in an unsafe manner. Now I've heard the argument that it's for the greater good and the safety of all but I just cannot agree with this policy. What's next, cops posted at the exits of all businesses that serve alcohol with a breathalyzer forcing everyone to blow into the tube or random stops to check if you're wearing a seat belt? On a similar note, is it constitutional for a state, a la Massachusetts, to force its residents to buy health insurance and fine them if they do not? This particular tromping of rights committed by the once great state of MA is important to us because a provision in some of the health care/insurance bills floating around have provisions that will do the same thing; force people to purchase government approved health insurance or fine them with an additional tax if they don't comply. If we can be stopped and searched for no reason other than we might have had a beer and if we can be forced to purchase insurance or any other product by the government, does it make you wonder what the government will force us to do next?