yeah, you have to watch your own arse- cos nobody else is really gonna do it for you.
i don't consent to searches or let police into my house- because honestly, why should i? because they want me to? its too easy to put myself into a submissive role because its expected of me. i know i haven't commited any crime, but seeing as the person who owned this house before us was a very shady wicked stoner and i have no clue what else (and judging by the mail that still comes here for him, i don't wanna either), as is my neighbour, and as assorted people have potential access to our vehicle, i don't wanna put myself into a situation where i could get royally screwed- by having drugs or other things show up that i didn't know were there, or getting caught out somehow.
sure, i'm polite and i'm civil, but i'm not a pushover and i won't be manipulated.
... it'd be great if there were versions of this for other countries- not enough people know their rights or how to assert them.