I understand your position, but unless you have an outstanding warrant, and tried to hide the bag of cards under the seat when the officer came to your vehicle, you probably wouldn't really have a problem, now, would you? There would be no probable cause. Now, if they did want to confiscate them for 72 hours in order to obtain a warrant to scan them, and that was a huge inconvenience to you, then you can grant them permission to do it right away and not have that problem.
I understand the knee jerk reaction to resist police - I like the fourth amendment a lot, and think it's abused at other levels of government, not just by the police, but without getting into that discussion, while I don't like the thought have having to prove your innocence instead of the government proving your guilt, you would have your two options: wait the (possibly) 72 hours for the warrant, or acquiesce to request. At some point you're not proving anything except that you can be belligerent and waste everybody's time and tax payer dollars. If, on the other hand, time wasn't an issue, and you want to make your point, you're free to make them do the legwork. Sorry - sometimes life is inconvenient. You don't like getting hassled by the police, but I'm sure you like when they catch bad people.
The problem here is one of the Chicken and the Egg. How do you know the cards are counterfeit without first searching them? How do you search them without first knowing they are counterfeit?
You search them because it's not only out of the ordinary (which isn't illegal, of course), but ALSO because the passenger had an outstanding warrant. Combine the two, and you clearly have probable cause.
Yet more advocacy for government intervention? I work in the U.S. and enjoy 28 paid days off per year. That's well over a month when you count weekends, and doesn't count holidays. Some of the people where I work (television) have 24/7 schedules - meaning they don't get holidays (because we're still broadcasting), so they get like 35 PTO days. No government intervention required. Competition is good - both for employees and the company.
At the same time, some small start up isn't going to have the resources to give people that much time off; they need the opportunity to grow into a larger company that can. What that typically means for employees is they get to be in on the ground floor of an emerging company, and if it works then they will be the executives of the larger company in the future - for that possibility they are trading benefits for those ground floor opportunities. The free-er the free market is, the better it has been for employees and consumers - the only government intervention required is to keep it free (fighting price fixing and collusion). As Milton Friedman put it - no other system yet tried has ever done more for the common man than the free market. It's not perfect - but nothing else has ever had the track record of raising the levels of the average person than free market capitalism.
For the vast majority of supporters, a vote for Trump is not a vote for sexism or racism
Of course, it isn't, but that's because they can't reconcile the idea that they're good people and still voting for an evil monster.
Right... the exact same thing Hillary voters are doing. Your confirmation bias is showing.
No problem is so large it can't be fit in somewhere.