We all want government to protect us. And that includes protection from the dangers we face at red lights. But government means power and power corrupts. So the only trustworthy government is one that is supervised by the people. Today the percentage of us that can just name our legislators rounds to zero. We’ll spend more time scrutinizing our next pair of shoes than any politician. In lieu of supervision we trust. And in the shadows of that trust…America has been betrayed.
A few people favor red light cameras. But that vast majority is opposed. So aside from the safety issue there is a greater principle. “Should government serve the people or should the people serve government?” Because if government can overrule the majority, than we really need to change our national anthem to the land of the “used to be free”.
Government knows the cameras are unpopular. On 5/25/16 I called my Nassau County Legislator to find out her position. Her office claimed to have no idea and refused to find out.
Government claims the cameras protect us. But the cameras have turned driving into a dangerous game of Russian roulette. At yellow lights we’re now forced to make a split second decision to slam on the brake or the gas. And if government were truly concerned about safety it would provide education before regulation. Yet the cameras were employed without a word.
As big Gov continues to deploy its cameras throughout our communities against the peoples will, we all continue to sing about “the land of the free”. The whole world is laughing at us. And the only ones laughing harder than the rest of the world are the crooked politicians and the camera vendor.
Red light cameras themselves are no big deal, but they are a symbol of a grave threat. Government has betrayed us. We call that treason. Lets call it what it is.
Thankfully there’s good news. Governments’ greatest betrayal is its most guarded secret; legislators hold power with only 3% of the electorate and are easily overthrown. If you trust government you don’t have to do anything. If you’re concerned, visit our “voting information” page to learn more.