As I’ve said previously, I have very little ambition to pass new laws. We have entirely too many laws that only serve to protect those already in power, and infringe on the rights of every day citizens like you and me. The only laws I want to pass are those that protect the rights of individuals against government encroachment.
In an effort to reach this goal, one of the few new laws I’ll try to pass when elected, is what I’m calling “The Motorist’s Rights Act”. In this bill, I will restrict the actions that a law enforcement officer can take during “Safety Checkpoints” (DUI Roadblocks). Specifically, this bill will ensure that officers are restricted to checking for sobriety. They cannot write a citation for any other offense, require proof of insurance, driver’s license, or any other papers.
Our police forces have a very hard job. They deal with high-stress situations on a daily basis and should be commended for the difficult things they do. They are burdened with the bad decisions of our legislators and the worse decisions of our individuals. I want to make their job easier. I want our police force to have to worry about real criminals instead of people whose papers aren’t up to date.
Our current “Safety Checkpoints” serve only as a revenue generator for the state. Our police forces should be used for protecting our individuals and enforcing real, justified laws. Seatbelt, late registration, and insurance tickets do nothing for protecting our individuals.
This bill will serve to protect the rights that are being trampled on every time one of these checkpoints are set up. Any lawmaker who votes against this bill will be admitting that they want to destroy your rights for the sake of a few dollars. I’ll make them pick their side and broadcast it to the voters.