State and local officials get special license plates
Rules are for peons and taxpayers, not ruling elite
April 9, 2008
The Orange County Register reported last Friday that the State of California has 996,716 special license plates for state and local staff and agencies that shield their identity, allowing them to speed, drive through red lights and ignore tolls and car pool rules. Attempts to prosecute them for lawbreaking are so cumbersome that law enforcement has given up trying. U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a left- wing Democrat from Berkeley, California, says it’s only right that the elite are treated better than lesser mortals.
“The ruling class has always lived better than the masses and have enjoyed special privileges because of their station,” said Pelosi, signing a petition to remove U.S. Marine recruiters from the City of Berkeley and then mailing another donation to Code Pink. “We are defining the future of America in California, and special license plates are another part of distinguishing those with power from those who don’t have it. Expanded privilege for the elite is already a growing trend in the federal government; we’re just formalizing it in California first. Once we Democrats control the White House in addition to the two Houses of Congress that we have now, we’ll move all the military off-shore and establish an entrenched bureaucracy with even greater privileges in Washington, D.C. The test in California is a great success. Of course the state is basically bankrupt, but that’s nothing new.”
Not everyone likes the elitist and totalitarian trends occurring in the U.S. today. “We the people declared our independence from tyrannical power in 1776 and fought a brutal war to secure freedom from King George and those who would tax us without representation, and ignore the inalienable rights endowed upon us by our Creator,” said Thomas Jefferson, a former U.S. President who wrote the Declaration of Independence and played a major hand in drafting the Constitution and Bill of Rights. “There are to be no special classes in U.S. society. The representative republic should have rule of law with limited government and as much freedom as possible for all people to pursue their right to life, liberty and happiness. I’ve been dead for a while now, and damn, you people are forgetting the stuff a lot of folks died to create and defend.”
An Orange County Register investigation has found that California’s Confidential Records Program designed 30 years ago to protect police from criminals, has been expanded to cover hundreds of thousands of public employees – from police dispatchers to museum guards – who face little threat from the public. Their spouses and children can get the plates, too. Currently there are of 996,716 vehicles registered to motorists who are affiliated with 1,800 state and local agencies and who are allowed to shield their addresses under the Program. Police officers confess that when they pull over someone with a confidential license plate they’re more likely to let them off with a warning. In most cases, one said, if an officer realizes a motorist has a confidential plate, the car won’t be pulled over at all. Citations that are issued to vehicles with protected plates are often dismissed because the process necessary to pierce the shield is too cumbersome. Some say it’s okay because uniform rule of law is overdone anyway.
“Applying rule of law fairly across the citizens of a country just hinders progressive movements that shift power to those individuals and small groups who deserve it more than others,” said former KGB chief and current Russian dictator-behind-the-curtain Vladimir Putin. “If I had enforced and followed the same rules as everyone else when I began ruling Russia, I couldn’t have switched positions and still kept control and continued to consolidate power in Russia and many former Soviet block countries. You can’t let the little people get in the way of your big plans. They end up trying to share power, and give one another opportunities for advancement and seek to obtain things only the upper crust deserve. I applaud the American Democrats for the clever scams they’ve been running and the effectiveness they’ve had. Believe me; the fight to take power and keep it takes hard work. But step by step, you can get it from anybody; especially if they’re watching American Idol and not paying attention.”
In other news, the decision of Democrats to ignore the primary voters in Michigan and Florida is now being reconsidered. Reportedly some of the Democrat elite that didn’t give a rat’s ass about them before now think maybe they could use the votes after all. No word on whether they may also let the folks in Florida and Michigan stamp out special license plates for the DNC Politburo.
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