I know I did, and per the usual – there was a surge in State Police activity. Thankfully we did not have any of our own interactions, however my friend Nathan Cox a fellow freedom fighter, Veteran, Ron Paul supporter and author of the blog My 2 CommonCents and head of the Liberty Empowerment Project was pulled over – and asked to exit his vehicle, all because of an expired inspection sticker. You can watch that video and other videos like it on the Virginia Cop Block youtube channel, which really gives you a good idea of how often police step outside their boundaries.
There is however a larger point here.
I don’t know about you, but the police do not make me feel safe – they make me nervous.
Having a cop car behind you is one of the worst feelings in the world. Every-time it happens I find myself slowly thinking, making sure that everything is perfect – that I’m not breaking any laws.
Even people driving the speed limit tend to slow down when they see a cop car. I would assume these feelings are fairly universal.
I wonder how much revenue was pulled in because of all the speed traps Memorial weekend.
Because let me tell you . . . It is all about the revenue that the state can bring in. None of this has anything to do with your safety.
Trust me I know – I’ve sat in on more than my fair share of cases when I did my internship.
Even if the crime wasn’t directly related to drugs – it was an effect of the so-called war on drugs in general.
The last chunk of crimes was directly related to poverty.
So – Traffic Violations – Drug Crimes – Poverty – it is just one big money-making scheme.
And I’m not going to sit here and argue about it – that is exactly what it is.
“When you criminalize things that aren’t real crimes, you still create real criminals. But what does the government want to do with the criminals it creates?” ~Penn Jillette, Bull Shit – War on Drugs
If you want to know more, just click the link above and watch the video. When you make something illegal, you create a black market and in a black market – violence solves disputes.
Do some real research and understand that there is a whole industry of people or corporations profiting from the criminal justice system.
Profit From Poverty
That is definitely where the money is. It is sad really. I watched an old man who had obviously turned his life around lose his parole just because he could not afford a cab to take a drug test.
He looked healthy, had held his job steadily for the last year, but because he could not afford to pay for a cab fare to take a random drug test, the judge ordered he serve the rest of his sentence (which if I remember correctly was 10 years on possession charges).
It was tragic really. Almost every case I saw was drug related – those who got away, had the money to do so.
What’s worse I read plenty of files that were the same – and nearly every police report included the defendant consenting to a search, or making a simple mistake because they did not understand their rights. People who are uneducated about their rights and people who do not understand that we have the power to change our laws need to be taught.
This is why Outreach is so Important
And that is why today I am reaching out to everyone to support my friend’s project. He cannot get it off the ground without your help. Remember freedom is never free. You can read more about the project and find the link to donate or advertise your own business here.
People need to be aware of how the system works, at every level. This is a great opportunity to help support the message of liberty in the Greater Richmond Area. If you’re a liberty minded small business, this is a great opportunity to get your business out there.
Not to mention the message about all types of liberty minded issues.
- The War on Drugs is Racist and Expensive (libertarianreview.us)
- Penn Jillette’s rant against Obama’s drug policy (boingboing.net)
- Fear a Police State? (lewrockwell.com)
- The prison industry in the United States: big business or a new form of slavery? (GlobalResearch.ca)
- Plantations, Prisons and Profits (nytimes.com)
- Private Prisons are Back (CorrectionsProject.com)
Thanks for stopping by the Middle Brick Road, I hope you enjoyed this post. My name is Kacey and I am really big on health and all things natural – freedom – politics and bringing change by abandoning the boxes we too often put ourselves in.
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