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Tollbooth tyranny

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posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 05:15 AM

Wow, FL is at it again, violating people's right to travel.... Detaining and harassing people for using bills over 10 bucks to pay an extorionate toll. Way to go FL, you are on a roll.

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 06:20 AM
and you just know even if this class action hits, nobody will be fined or go to jail, they will just be cautioned.

....i cant wait to see if anything actually comes of this.

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 07:36 AM
reply to post by TKDRL

Jesus crap! I live in FL. They would not like my answers to their questions one bit.

We really are turning into the old Soviet Union.

If I pay a toll with legal tender, no matter how large the bill, they should swipe it with a pen to make sure it's legit and do their damned jobs. That does NOT include an interrogation.

Sooner or later, I am going to wind up in jail. I am resigned to that.

EDIT: starred and flagged.
edit on 10-3-2011 by mydarkpassenger because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 07:50 AM
More "Better get used to it" programming from your government control freaks.
If we don't actively challenge this kind of nonsense with mass non-compliance we might as well just put collars on ourselves and save them the trouble.
Are we free people or not?
It's that simple. If we just roll over and give in they will keep doing these kinds of things more and more until we all think of it as normal.
There's 2 ways to end this:
Refuse to use their toll roads - or -
Everyone pay with large bills!
Problem solved.

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 07:55 AM
reply to post by mydarkpassenger

They are violating your God given rights in doing this.
Government doesn't give you your rights but only you can surrender them.
Many more people than yourself are mad as hell about this.
If we don't fight back they will always win.
If you go to jail for it let me know and I will help you raise bail.

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 10:21 AM
reply to post by Asktheanimals

Thanks Ask - I might need it! I can't believe this crap. I am coming up on fifty, and this is just not world I signed up to defend. How did this happen? Once I was a young naval officer, defending the best country on Earth. How did I let this happen?

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 01:29 PM
Guess not many FL people come here? Or no one cares that they might get the fifth degree for having more than ten bucks? Then again I remember that a lot of FL people thought checkpoints were a swell idea as well a while back lol.
edit on Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:38:11 -0600 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 11:10 AM
reply to post by TKDRL

Not this one. I've still got too much Virginian blood in me.

posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 11:13 AM
I live in FL as well. I have the "sunpass", so I don't have to stop and talk to these goons. This is around Orlando though as my commute is through the Tampa area.

I haven't heard of this happening around Tampa. I also think there was a previous thread on this already, but it was a while back if I remember correctly.

Regardless, yes it is disturbing.

posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 11:21 AM
I don't know why people even stop at them things. I go to Chicago a couple of times a month and my Epass has been empty for a couple of months and I never get a bill.

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