Tuesday, March 25, 2008

5) The Proper Handling of Driving Violations

With the exceptions of Drunken Driving, Vehicular Manslaughter, and possible other related Offenses, traffic and parking violations should be relegated to their appropriate venue, the Civil Arena.  Law-abiding citizens should not be treated as criminals simply to justify raising State and Local revenue.  Killing people is a crime, yes, but having an expired Driver's License or a miniscule malfunctioning light bulb on your license plate hardly puts a citizen in the criminal bracket.  Criminalizing civil misdemeanors simply puts us further down the road toward a permanent Police State.

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