posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 01:21 AM
reply to post by engineer418
Oh please!! I just want to know, where exactly is this wonderful "society" that you speak of to which we are all so indebted?? Society and it's
Legal Systems and Enforcement aren't about "Justice" and haven't been for a very long time, if ever. Your idea that "unpaid fines" of whatever
type should equate to "loss of freedom" is as fascist a statement as one could possibly hold.
Nobody needs to be "jailed" for "infractions", "citations" or even most "violations(misdomeanor and felony)". Jail and/or prison should be
used for those individuals who are likely to harm "Persons and Property" and even then it's not exactly a black and white decision as to who
qualifies as such. It should be fairly easy to see by now that nobody wins by "locking up" such large percentages of people like we do here in the
USA. There are other ways of dealing with these problems besides feeding a system which itself is a "nessessary evil".
If you want someone to pay their traffic fines, make them pay them on their next DMV visit. Renew License, register your vehicle, new tags, etc. just
tack on what they owe the court too. Fines will get paid and nobody gets arrested and booked as a criminal over owing some institution of government
But I'm a bit more jaded than most I guess when it comes to our obligations to society I suppose. Especially when such obligations are delivered by
a fist in the face or boot on your neck!! So don't listen to me, make up your own minds.