If a dog "hits" on a house, that also is basis for a search warrant. You keep getting in wrong in your yearning for a police state totalitarian government. Glad you are not a "cop."
We have been around these topics on other threads. It appears your priority in life is pride is in a personal dogmatic submissiveness to the government, authority and "the law." You rage that everyone should be as submissive a personality as you are and want everyone who isn't in prison. I am pragmatic about law in the sense of evaluating the risks and benefits of following and not following a law with a heavy preference towards personal liberty to do what I want to do.
Thus, for example, in my past I went well out of my way to NOT use a weapon or to kill anyone as the penalties for doing so are very severe if caught. The potential penalty for harming someone but not fatally and without a weapon generally are trivial provided it was not in the commission of some other crime such as robbery.
Personally, my speed in driving usually is based upon not impairing traffic as generally I tend to drive slow and well under the speed limit to enjoy the drive, private time or uninterrupted time with who is with me. I've been stopped twice in my life for "driving suspiciously slow," though not illegally slow. Once I was in a BiTurbo Maserati going 58 across Missouri on an empty Interstate highway in the wee hours of the morning. The officer said no one in a Maserati drives 58 unless they are under the influence of liquor or drugs or trying to hide something. He was wrong.
My wife, generally, drives extremely fast because she believes the most valuable asset a person has is the time of their life which is irreplaceable. So a minute lost to driving slow is a minute of her life wasted. Plus she enjoys driving very fast anyway. I don't. Neither of us have ever gotten a ticket. She has been stopped many, many times for speeding in cars and boats, but never a ticket for many complex and unique reasons. The fastest I know of because I was along was 170 mph in the Southwest on a trip across the Southern desolate route from Florida to San Diego. She didn't get a ticket, but the officer chewed me out for "allowing her" to drive my (then) AMG/Renntech S65 that fast. The fastest I've ever drive was very recently, 140ish, and that just to test out a 200+mph capable car my wife got me for my birthday.
Last edited by joko104; 10-14-13 at 09:13 PM.
All this talk about freedom, oppression, 4th Amendment, yadda yadda yadda is completely overlooking something vitally important.
Life. As in, human life.
Where is the discussion in this thread is the acknowledgement of the hundreds of human lives that are destroyed every year because someone chose to disobey a red light?
Even those of you who don't want traffic laws enforced via traffic camera. Many of you have admitted that red light cameras reduce the risk of T-bone collisions, which are far more deadly than rear-end collisions.
Those of you who show a nearly theocratic devotion to the Founding Fathers. Remember that phrase in the Declaration of Independence, "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"? There's a real reason that life comes first. It's because NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN LIFE ITSELF. NOTHING.
So to those of you who choose to drive poorly and get a massive ticket as a result, cry me a river. Man up and pay the damn fine.