On my way to get my lottery tickets this morning I had to run a gauntlet of 8 police cars and safety cones that merged four lane traffic on a busy street into two lanes.
The objective, you ask? Not to look for the bad guys, it was to see if you were wearing your seat belt.
What a sad misdirection of law enforcement efforts. If this is where the priorities lie in our nation, we are doomed. Big Brother wants you to wear your seat belt and it requires 8 cars, 12 cops and a checkpoint to go through to ensure that you are doing so.
While we have terrorists threatening our country with nuclear, biological and chemical warfare it seems to be more important to bust Granny for not wearing her seat belt.
What a disgraceful shame and total waste of our resources. I don't know who dreams up these priorities. This is a sad commentary of our times. Seat belts have become more important than violent crime. I say this because two-thirds of our town's available law enforcement is tied up right now doing seat belt searches. If I was a criminal, I would commit my crime right now.
By the way I always wear my seat belt and encourage all others to do so. Not for Big Brother, but for your own safety.
Homeland Security??? I don't think so.
The multitudinous use of the word "freedom" for other countries by our leaders doesn't seem to apply to Americans.
"We serve and protect" has become a whole new concept for our local law enforcement agencies. "We hassle, fine and jail" might be a better slogan for their cars.