Pure Memorial Day Weekend

Have we allowed policing powers on some issues to go too far?

Pure-TicketWhat says Memorial day in Michigan, more than an emptied beehive of police cruisers out to sting anyone they can?

Its the annual tradition of seat belt oppression on Michigan roads and highways.  With grants providing overtime and special enforcement zones, this weekend’s vacation fun should fatten the local coffers and library penal fund balances right up.  Most of our Michigan governments have been asked to accept such funding on behalf of their policing units, so as to enforce more rigorously, a regimen of protecting us from ourselves.

Sadly, the same legislature that allowed the return of helmet less motorcycling, has yet to reverse the 4th amendment violating features of seat belt enforcement. The original law, supposedly a non actionable civil infraction, now enshrines the means for abusive police action.

And unfortunately, this same legislature that celebrates our fallen heroes on this particular holiday weekend;

Introduced by Rep. Ray Franz (R) on May 22, 2014, to urge all Michigan citizens to observe Memorial Day and to recognize and contemplate the true spirit of the holiday by remembering those brave and courageous souls who have laid down their lives in defense of our nation.

has not likely considered the freedoms those fallen have earned for us with their sacrifices.

It would be my hope that the memories of those who fought for an idea of freedom that rejects government control over the individual would be honored properly by actually engaging and implementing that idea, NOT by working against it.

May God bless our fallen, and may their service on behalf of a FREE nation not be desecrated this weekend.

 

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  5 comments for “Pure Memorial Day Weekend

  1. May 23, 2014 at 11:15 am

    And of course, they never tag a false positive...

    Oh, wait, yes they do, it happened to me yesterday.

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    • May 23, 2014 at 11:21 am

      Passed six cruisers out today on way to office. Insane.

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    • rdww
      May 23, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      True, they never tag a false positive- like shooting "threatening" poodles, it's always righteous.

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  2. Joni Jones
    May 23, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I got a ticket last year around this time..... for not wearing my seatbelt "properly"..... (It was under my armpit because otherwise it cut into my neck... but it was "clicked".) The female state trooper actually ticketed me! I couldn't believe it. I fought it and won..... but was seriously peeved at the amount of time and effort it took. Unbelievable. (By the way, there is nothing in the statute that specifies what constitutes "proper"..... 🙂

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  3. KG One
    May 25, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Oh, it's not just limited only to Michigan.

    Getting back into town recently, I can tell you first-hand that there was a very noticeable presence not only in Michigan, but in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois as well.

    It just warms my heart to see that there have been no pressing crimes committed like sexual assault/murder, drive-by shootings, bank robberies or other more serious crimes (those where the "victim" is not the person doing the act and it affects no one else).

    I'd hate to see that extra manpower that could be used to more productive ends wasted on something superfluous like a naked PR media campaign/money grab.

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