Monday, May 29, 2006

How Your Government Celebrates Freedom.

It's Memorial Day.
And how does our friendly government celebrate?

Why, by flexing its well-armed muscle over the (sort of) free people of this country.
In true nanny-state fashion, we have the intrusive, nation-wide "Click It or Ticket".

You guessed it, kids!! Your federal tax dollars are being used in conjunction with you local tax dollars (read local government agents/police) to catch you making a personal choice, TO CHARGE YOU MORE MONEY (i.e. a fine = a tax)!!!!

Don't get me wrong, I'm totally pro-seat belt, and NEVER drive without it, but why is that the government's business?
Short answer; it's not.

Hey, how about even a better one?!?!
You know that whole lame reasonable cause/probale cause crap, and that stupid innocent until proven guilty junk?
Well, the Ohio State Highway Patrol could give a crap too!!!
They have checkpoints this holiday.

In case your unfamiliar with this shining example of how we live in a free country, here's how it works.

Armed government agents set up random road blocks and stop cititzens for no reason (other than what page the calender is on).
Pretty sweet, eh?
They're looking for DUI folk, people without insurance, and people not following the relatively new concealed carry laws. Shady people.
They might even ask to search your car.

I'm just waiting for one of them to say, "Papers, please."
Oh wait!
They do.
That's when they ask your license and insurance papers, because they happened to see you.

If you don't stop, they will chase you, and use whatever force is necessary to make you comply.
Up to and including deadly force.

Why do they do this? Because they can.
Power and revenue.

The Constitution? Merely a minor annoyance.
But fear not, most members of Congress (who are above the law) are killing that document more every day.
Death of a thousand cuts.

Hey, if it saves one life, it's worth it, right?
I'll bet they could save even more lives if they went into everyone's houses and made sure all was well, too. They could get people smoking in the house with kids, find loose handrails on the stairs, stop Twinkie addicts, and disarm those evil gun owners.
Man, I feel safer already!

Of course, they are NOT looking for illegal immigrants, because that would violate their constitutional rights that you gave up by being a citizen here legally.

They also can't set up road blocks for drug dealers, but they can for other things?!?!?!?
Hmmmmm.

Is this what our soldiers fought for? What they fight for now?
To give the state more power over you every day?
I think not.

Remember this when you vote.

Here is my surefire advice to avoid being harrassed.
Cross-dress, and every time you get asked a question, just say, "Que?".

You'll skate like Sasha Cohen.

/rant