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Originally posted by Exuberant1
The OP's post reads like an old cold war notice regarding what to do when traveling to a police state, how to behave around that particular state's enforcers, etc.
Originally posted by gallopinghordes
I've been stopped by cops twice; each time I was guilty, neither time I got a ticket. I believe it's because when they approached the car I had put it in park and turned it off and kept my hands in sight. I greeted them with a smile. Good manners will go a long way in any situation. Neither time did I realize I was speeding until I saw the lights and looked at the speedometer and said well darn. When asked I didn't try to deny it and told both officers I didn't have a good reason to speed and wasn't going to try and blow smoke. Both times being honest is what did the trick. That and a bit of friendly convo.
I've found that being polite and friendly goes a very long way when dealing with anyone. A smile and a polite greeting goes a long long way and as the OP said you don't know what kind of day they've had.
Originally posted by greenovni
Right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Under this Constitutional guarantee one may, therefore, under normal conditions, travel at his inclination along the public highways or in public places,
I think you are really confused about the constitution. Please show where in the U S Constitution those words appear. They don't. If there is a "right to travel" it is much more likely to arise out of the due process clause.
"Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" is one of the most famous phrases in the United States Declaration of Independence and considered by some as part of one of the most well crafted, influential sentences in the history of the English language. These three aspects are listed among the "unalienable rights" or sovereign rights of man.
We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.