slavetotheflyrod wrote:The only way to put a stop to this is to end the war on drugs, and repeal a whole host of laws such as civil forefiture. The lucrative drug war is what funds all these neat toys for the cops who feel like it's their job to then go out and use those toys weather or not they're needed. The drug war and it's proceeds are also the root cause of a large percentage of official corruption.
x2! I just get excited anytime I see folks standing up to that bullshit. We all would be cheering if the fact set was....
slavetotheflyrod wrote:....one of the thousands of innocent people killed in no-knock SWAT raids.
Instead, were divided cause the fact set is Bundy and dipshit atv'ers. Im to the point where I could almost care less who it is who stands up, just so long as folks start to. The only way we are going to change the law is to shock the vested interests in DC and our state capitols into capitulating. They will not give up control easily. Just look at the fight against unconstitutional gun laws in your own state. Even after seeing their cohorts get recalled, the control freaks persist.
See, now I have a problem with this here. If and when the time comes to bring the fight to the oppressors, the cause must be just or the cause will be lost, it's that simple.
Just the same, at this point I think it would be reckless to say the least to get into an armed conflict with the gov't this day and age. Sure, you might hold your own in a spur of the moment exchange, but when the cavalry arrives, and rest assured they will, you're fucked. They've got MRAP's and all sorts of other cool toys, you don't. The county just south of me just purchased a pair of 240 bravo's for their sheriff's dept. This all goes back to what I said about first de-funding this little shopping spree the cops seem to always be having. Gotta pick the right tool for the job - In this case it's going to be some highly skilled attorneys that do the heavy lifting. Quick example - The CO legislature recently punted on a bill that would have outlawed red light cameras and photo radar installations - not a big surprise. Knowing full well the pussies would, some attorney's I know drafted a constitutional ballot initiative that is more restrictive than the statutory language would have been, and would apply retro actively to cameras already in use, which the bill didn't. In the end we'll get the ban, by popular vote, the legislature can't fuck with it, and these little fiefdoms that have become so dependent on all that free money can suck it.
If it weren't for our constitutional ballot initiative process, Colorado would be just as un-free as everywhere else.
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