Ensure That The

Rights of Every Citizen Are Observed!

Welcome to Observed.org – Our goal is to normalize the exercise of essential legal rights so that the rights of every citizen are observed and embraced by law enforcement. Take the Pledge!

“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
~Benjamin Franklin

Your rights under the law belong to you in the same way your personal property belongs to you. It’s completely normal and natural to use your personal property, and it is completely normal and natural to invoke your legal rights. They are yours.

Normalizing the free exercise of our rights is the only way to assure rights are accepted, respected, cherished, and observed by law enforcement and all citizens of our great nation.

Take the Pledge to Always Invoke Your Rights Today! 


By normalizing the frequent exercise of our rights, we help preserve the same rights for the next generation. Our forefathers fought and died for your rights! It is normal and expected that you use them every chance you get.

How Can You Help Protect Our Freedoms?

It is as simple as normalizing the free exercise of your rights.

When stopped by any officer, use your right to remain silent.
  • You have the right to remain silent. For example, you do not have to answer any questions about where you are headed or coming from, why you are traveling, or what you are doing. If you wish to exercise your right to remain silent, say so clearly. You may have to identify yourself if it is the law in that state. For more on this, visit the ACLU.
  • After you say, “I am exercising my right to remain silent,” do not get drawn into a conversation. Do not answer any questions, even small questions that seem innocent. Doing this should be the normal response of every good citizen. 
Always Verbally Refuse Any Search - Always - Every Time
  • Do not consent to a search of yourself or your belongings. In some circumstances, police may pat down your clothing if they suspect a weapon. You should quickly and clearly verbally refuse, but take no action to stop them. Making a timely objection before or during the search may help preserve your legal rights later. (More on this at the ACLU).
  • Don’t be pressured or manipulated into agreeing to any search. Say no every time regardless of circumstance. Do it loudly and clearly. Remain calm and respectful.
If You Are Arrested - Request a Lawyer

If you are stopped by police, ask if you are free to leave, and then go if you can. If you are told you are not free to leave because you are being detained, you have no obligation to answer questions. If you are arrested, immediately ask for a lawyer. This should be the normal response of every good citizen. 

Do Not Lie To Police

It is not a crime for the police to lie to you. Police can try to trick you or manipulate you. You cannot control that. You can only control yourself. Do not lie to police because lying is wrong and it can be used against you. Be ethical and calm, and always well mannered. You don’t need to tell the police the truth or a lie, because you should be maximizing your right to remain silent.

Take the Pledge To Exercise Your Right To Remain Silent...

Pledge to exercise your right not to answer questions by law enforcement. This should be absolutely normal, but because citizens neglect their rights, or fear law enforcement, they trade their liberty for the false-safety of cooperation. Remain silent. It’s your right, and it’s the right thing to do.

Take the pledge here….  

Support Law Enforcement...

Police have a difficult job. As good citizens, we should support them, care for them, and encourage them to perform their duties with excellence. Always be polite, even if your resistance to their questions is upsetting to them. Maybe even offer an encouraging word. The police are just people; many don’t have a good understanding of the law. Be respectful anyway.

Keep Your Eye On The Goal Here

By normalizing the free exercise of your rights when dealing with police, you help normalize their response to citizens exercising common rights, and you help demonstrate the importance of these rights to the good citizens of our great nation. 

* We cannot preserve rights we don’t exercise! Do so respectfully and with an appreciation for law enforcement.