|Big Brother at the Traffic Light|
I am a firm believer, immoveable actually, that if you give up up even the tiniest piece of your God-given Liberty for Justice, then you have relinquished something that will never come back to you and you deserve neither Liberty nor Justice. And one is a dumbass to believe otherwise.That’s paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson, perhaps the most brilliant of the Founding Fathers. And in my mind, red light cameras put up in cities all over this country, including here in Augusta, Maine, violate that very premise. We could engage in a long argument from boths sides this idea, but that is not the reason for this post. The purpose of this post is the dumbassery of government trying to control even the most minute aspects of our lives…and engaging in Epic Fail. See: Obama, Barack. But, I repeat myself.
For many years the city of LA has had red light cameras mounted on trffic signals all over the city and have collect untold millions of Angelenos’ hard earned dollars in traffic fines as a result of drivers being caught in camera committing various and sundry traffic offenses. There’s just one teensy weensy problem here. Read this closely: the City of Los Angeles has no legal standing to enforce the payment of fines associated with traffic cams as the sole evidence of any alleged wrongdoing while driving. Read that again. I’ll wait for you. To add insult to injury to the tens of thousands of people who have already paid those fines, the City itself admitted last week that the traffic cam fines were unenforceable and VOLUNTARY! What. The. Fuck? I have a sneaky feeling that there are more than a few pissed off residents of LA. A voluntary fine for God’s sake!
This “voluntary fine” comes from the same bunch of Liberal asswipes that have taxed Calee-forn-ee-yans and the state of Calee-forn-ee-ya into near insolvency. Is it any wonder that sensible people are fleeing Calee-forn-ee-ya in droves? Such a beautiful place populated by enough dumbasses to keep electing and re-electing the dipshits that have put them in a position of being taxed into oblivion or move to another location with a less repressive State Gubmint. I feel for you, Calee-forn-ee-yans…almost.