Saturday, June 18, 2011
Sorry, stupid-assed judges.
Wait. I probably don't. Some damned judge will be jumping through hoops like a circus poodle to defend it.
Case in point: A federal robed Emperor over-ruled the Houston city council's vote to not only do away with the red-light cameras they (stupidly) purchased and put into place, but ruled they had to keep them.
Even though over 180,000 Houstonians, THROUGH THE BALLOT BOX/PETITION BOX, said they didn't want them. Federal judge invalidates vote ending Houston's red light system
It's one of those rare instances in which elected officials and government officials actually LISTEN to the people they are paid to SERVE, and then some goddamn federal judge swings his gavel and in essence says, the People do not matter.
Down in Houston, the city numbnuts let themselves get bumfoozled by a group of the biggest scheisters on Planet Earth--which would be any communist, bed-wetting, pinko bunch of nerdlike ilk who build, maintain, sell and promote red-light cameras.
For any of you who still live in either Free America or in a cave and do not know what red-light cameras are, I'll explain.
If you run a red light, this camera takes a picture of your license tag. Then some municipal bureaucrap mails you a citation in the mail. You pay the fine or you get a warrant issued for your arrest.
Basically, it's that simple.
Except for one thing: How does the bureaucrap who mails you the citation know that YOU were operating the motor vehicle that allegedly cruised through the red light?
They don't. Some police chief and city manager type a-holes claim that the camera can also take a picture through the windshield or a side window (how the HELL can it do that?) in order to positively identify the driver.
Given the angle of sun, time of day, tinted windows, etc etc., there is no proof-positive way to know who was driving your vehicle and who allegedly blew through a red light. Due process is just that, DUE PROCESS. You cannot give my car a ticket for an operational (moving) violation--that is the OPERATOR'S responsibility. Yet, these red-light cameras only take pictures of the license tag, and based upon registration, the OWNER of the vehicle is sent the citation.
Go ahead, take it to court. You have to prove that you were NOT in the car that allegedly ran the red light.
Our Constitution says it is the GOVERNMENT'S responsibility to prove that we are guilty (in the car that allegedly ran the red light).
One more example of how our rights are not just slowly slipping away from us--they're eroding like top soil during a raging flood.
When your last line of defense, the courts, side with revenue (red-light camera company) rather than reason-of-law, you've got problems.
And thanks to federal assholes like this judge, we have problems.
Thank God we have the Second Amendment. Tyranny is a lot closer than we think.
Posted by An Ordinary American at 12:01 AM