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A few years will pass. Then, someone will propose that the fines be applied to yet more offenses. “Public safety!” will be the cry. And just as seat belt laws went from no-argument laws requiring that small children be restrained to “primary enforcement” laws that empower police to pull adults over for failing to “buckle up,” so, too, will “abuser fees” eventually encompass routine and purely technical infractions, such as simple speeding.
And we’ll have come full circle.
There’s just too much money at stake; too much potential control over the masses to be passed up for long.
To paraphrase Arnold: They’ll be back. Count on it.
And next time, we will probably not notice the water’s getting warm again; at least, not before it’s too late to jump.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?