The unofficial Motorists Tax will see to that.
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In the past, the really egregious tickets — 62 in a 55, say — were hard to support because they were so obviously unjust. Judges sometimes even tossed such tickets out. Everyone saw through it, knew it was absurd. But the memory of a time when American highways were posted at 70-75 mph and it was routine to travel at 80-plus without too much worry about being hassled by cops is now so dim and largely forgotten that bringing back 70 seems like a radical — even reckless — thing.
Such blazing, daredevil speed!
It is presented as the outer threshold of sanity. And thus, any farther is clearly out of bounds.
So, be forewarned — and adjust your pace to the new reality: 70 means 70 (unless you’ve been snarky enough to buy a good radar detector).
Otherwise, expect no mercy.
The gentlemen’s understanding between cops and motorists is torn asunder.
The cushion is no more.
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?
H/T to National Review Online