There's no 'debate'; USCG boarding a vessel, moored or in motion, while wielding M-16s is an armed home invasion if you live aboard. If there's no probable cause, they've committed a criminal act.
This post portrays ignorance that is just mind-boggling. You seriously need to bone up on the ACTUAL law. Not what you believe, not what your buddy told you, not what you've read somewhere in a blog or forum. It's not difficult at all. The law was cited here in this forum, well before your post.
Don't give a damn what your faux 'law' says. I didn't help write that fake 'law', didn't agree to that 'law', didn't elect the corrupt creeps who 'enacted' that 'law', and their agents are almost all armed criminals ready to do murder at the drop of a hat.
We may allow them their crimes due to force majure, but we don't need to ever excuse their abuses.
Either the Bill of Rights actually means what is written in it, or it's just toilet paper for the creeps with tax-funded weapons and equipment. That's a horrific situation you describe, wherein victims pay taxes so that thugs are fully-equipped to oppress them.
A private sailing vessel in which folk live is an abode, not an industrial plant nor a commercial office. Natural persons have human rights, and to pretend otherwise is to line up as an apologist for evil, as a minion of a national-socialist or totalitarian-socialist State.
Originally Posted by Capt. Gary Randall
Rather, your tax dollars at work.