If you are going to require it of any citizen, it shall be required of ALL public servants. Just because they may only require this of some citizens doesn’t exempt them from having to do it themselves. To require it of one, they should have to be willing to go through it themselves.
Of what a prosecutor friend once told me — that he was appalled to think of how all the power given a prosecutor these days could be used to entire ruin an honest man, or one who had made some minor error. Here’s a case from the 11th Circuit, applying what appears to be established law, holding that the prosecutor and his agents are mostly protected by absolute or lesser forms of immunity from a civil rights lawsuit.
My dad always told me a couple things regarding the law.
There is no correlation between the law and justice.
Prosecutors live by the mantra, “It takes a good prosecutor to convict a guilty man, it takes a great prosecutor to convict an innocent one.”
I wouldn’t shed a tear if any and every last entitlement program was dead ended tomorrow. Even more than that, I would prefer to see every government investment program done in as well. The way investments work is risk and reward system. The government programs have absolutely no risk, yet they promise huge payouts. The question becomes how do they afford this? That is quite simple, the government covers it’s losses by the use of force collecting the funds required from the those who pay taxes.
Government is force, those who vote receive entitlements from government are merely asking the government to steal on their behalf.
These are the same people who have outlawed your standard incandescent light bulbs. The government has no business being a nanny forcing people to expend money on a particular product. If a homeowner wants to pay a higher electricity bill that’s his business. Frankly I find CFLs considerably worse for the environment given the heavy metals, lead, and other materials required for manufacturing. A CFL is actually hazardous waste, how many are going to be thrown out as standard garbage? Couple this with the fact that fluorescent lights give many people headaches, lack of color quality for photography, and their inability to be used with dimmer circuits, you have to wonder why anyone would force this issue.
Anyone who thinks that “green” policies are done for the environment, wake the hell up please. Politicians are using it to gain power. You lead by doing, these people aren’t leading, they are forcing us to do this and it doesn’t actually benefit us or the environment. I think Dogbert said it best.
While something bad could happen how is reporting every “suspicious” activity going to help. How do you separate the large volume of unnecessary noise from the actual incidents? This is a basic problem of security in general, large amounts of false data result in you decreasing your sensitivity.
[I spent last weekend using a radio to talk with Eastern and Western Europe, the Philippines, Russia, China, and South America. Thanks to the wonders of modern signal processing pulling people out of the weeds I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to hear or talk with made it that much more fun.
The wonders of modern technology make this an awesome place. I’ve made more contacts through gun blogging and GBC than I would have previously at any other time. I can easily find and independently verify information on my own. It’s a wonderful age, that the media and the gun grabbers I think are starting to hate. It’s too easy for people to figure out the anti-gunner lies, or discover facts they would rather have us not see.
Guns, bringing people from all over the world together. Even kids. -B ]