Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Fun with cops!

I thought my post today would be about a chat that the Dallas Morning News held at 10 AM this morning with Governor Rick Perry, but it was set up so that he didn't have to answer questions he didn't want to, meaning that none of my questions were answered.

Thankfully, the Highland Park Police Department came to the rescue by pulling me over for an expired inspection sticker. I'm not quite sure how that protected the people, but it did give me an opportunity to use the lessons of this video, courtesy of the ACLU and the Flex Your Rights foundation. Yes, it's 45 minutes, but it's quite useful.

(Note: I had nothing to hide, in case you're wondering.)


4 Comments:

Anonymous Mike said...

So, did they want to search your car?

12:59 AM  
Anonymous matthew from dallas said...

although vehicle inspection is a nice way for the government to get their hands on citizens' hard earned monies, it does serve a very important purpose in protecting the people. Without vehicle inspection, vehicles in dismal states of repair could enter the public. This matters because a car with bald tires, faulty signaling devices, malfunctioning safety devices, and other issues poses a threat to other people on the street thus endangering other drivers. Although this is probably not an issue for someone with a late model mercedes benz, older vehicles and those which have not been maintained have no place out on the road. On a lighter note, highland park police can eat a dick.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Kerry said...

Hi. I'm a libertarian in Canada. Consider yourself linked! :)

6:45 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

I agree with Mathew that vehicle inspections have good and bad points. It protects the people from faulty vehicles, but also, does the government really need to go through and look at someone's vehicle? The government should rely on people to get their vehicles checked out and punish those who injure, or even kill others, due to the poor shape of their vehicle.

7:12 AM  

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