Got pulled over by The Man today . . . said he clocked me at 76 in a 55. I was very polite and self-effacing but in my head I was thinking that there was no effin way I was going that fast.
Ah well, gotta go have my day in court in December.
But the whole ordeal got me to thinking- there are definitely Republicans in Colorado who simultaneously defend torture and advocate a near-dissolution of police power in the United States. I don't know exactly how they rationalize it, but these types are rarely the kind who think along linear, logical lines. On one hand they believe in Patriot Act and the mission of the Department of Homeland Security, on the other hand they believe that all cops are trampling on the constitution by pulling people over for safety belt violations or requiring bikers to wear helmets.
Kinda like Michelle Malkin defending internment . . . and it probably does boil down to a basically racist philosophy, a kind of "freedom for me but not for thee" attitude regarding the mysterious "other" who might have sinister designs upon the country.
Anyone else ever have to fight a traffic ticket in court? Free advice is certainly welcome . . .