posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 11:09 AM
In a free society, you are your own boss until you are observed doing something out of the norm. I this case it would be bad driving. Police should
have the right to stop anyone that is observed driving erratically and asked to do a breath test or whatever else they want to test [even though I
think you can't test marijuana use as it can stay in your blood for a month and you'll be fine driving apart from the evening of smoking].
I also can confirm that just because you have drunk, doesn't automatically mean you can't drive. Each person is different. IF you are more often drunk
than sober, the brain adapts pretty quickly to the 'new norm' and longterm alcoholics are usually safer driving intoxicated than sober because their
brains have adapted to the 'drunk' vision and are seeing the world wonky when sobered up. I could explain the very interesting experiment we did at
Uni to evidence this, but I'd digress.
Because of the non reliability of 'one standard for all', it is nobody's business to criminalise you UNTIL a crime or a breach of peace has been
committed and the police should only stop someone who is clearly incapable of driving by observation.
Roadside stops are the sign of a police state, it assumes that you are all guilty unless you prove different. After all, they can stop you and waste
your time even if you are on the way to a job interview, a wedding or your new girlfriend, you have no say in the matter. For the time you spend at a
roadside stop, you are practically unfree, just as if you were in prison. Forced upon you at will by the government.
So if you had a drink and drove just fine, then they didn't catch a 'criminal', they made one as under normal circumstance they would have never known
you had a drink.
"Don't do anything illegal then" I hear you say. Easier said than done. Depending on the 'law of the week', there would be cases where other things
are targeted. You already have police stealing your money if they 'think' it's for illegal use [even if you just sold your car for cash].
What about checking your car for road worthiness? You could get fined for something you didn't even know was wrong. Having a mobile phone in your car!
Meaning that even though they didn't see you use it, they could assume you did and so on...
Cardinal Richelieu said "Let me speak with a man for half an hour and I will be able to hang him" [not quoted, the gist is clear though]. Meaning that
even if you think the sun shines out of your backside, and you have never done anything wrong, a road stop that needs results, WILL generate them.
Whereas if you can only be stopped after obviously having committed a crime [such as erratic driving] will only punish those that deserve it.
How anyone can defend forced road stops is beyond me. If you like that sort of thing, North Korea might be an aspiring place to retire to.