posted on Dec, 23 2006 @ 08:28 AM
I found out about ALPR about 6 months ago.
It is amazing technology.
3000 Plates an hour.
If I say anything against it I look foolish.
I mean, who doesnt want criminals off the street, right?
I also heard, at around the same time that I found out about ALPR, that the State Police want to start implimenting random roadside drug tests.
It seems that the State Police have done a study and concluded that people who are over the legal limit for drinking usually dont have other
drugs in their system, but people who are BELOW the legal limit often times DO have other drugs present in their system. It appears to me to be
a case of 'Well, your not too drunk to drive, but we believe there is SOMETHING wrong with you so we will have to test your blood.'
If I say anything against this I look foolish too, right?
Now if I may interject my own personal experiance here.
I admit, I have broke the law in the past.
There was a period of my life a few years back when I couldnt afford car insurance. However, without the ability to drive I would have lost my
So I broke the law and drove.
I only drove for about 2 months without insurance, which some of you would say is stupid, but I have never been in an accident so I felt safe. I also
ONLY drove to work and back while I was without insurance, not even venturing to the grocery store in my 'illeagal' car.
Had this system been in place then, I would probably have been caught and punished accordingly.
The fact that there is becoming less and less wiggle room with reguards to what you can get away with alarms me, but maybe Im just an alarmist.
Freedom is scary (for some), because people are free to break the laws, but with the increasing laws and technology to enforce these laws, freedom to
break the law is becoming a thing of the past.
By 'break the law' I mean driving without insurance, or your seatbelt, or running a redlight when there is nobody else around, or speed (like YOU
havent done that at some point).
Yup, America is rapidly becoming the "land of the Free to do what your told" and if you dont do what your told, 'they' will know about it almost
Good post Zedd, amazingly overlooked.
Good observation masqua. That phrase would have slipped by most people.