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What would the Founding Fathers think about the heavy police presence while the nation is celebrating Independance Day? It seems like you see a car pulled over every mile on the roads yesterday and today, as well as road blocks around every corner. Also, you see police checking ID's of everyone with a beer that doesnt look over the age of 30 at every celebration and firework show.
I would think that the Founding Fathers would not approve as they didnt seem to fond of a heavy handed government or their goons (police). Your thoughts?
Let's hope no one you care about gets killed either drinking and driving or by a drunk driver. I'm not the moral police and yes I do drink but nobody is saying not to have fun, just be responsible.
Should be heavier they'd say. You gotta remember that America wasn't so individualistic and undisciplined back then. They'd be shocked that anyone would drink and then drive and find that kind of "selfish" behavior "befitting" of jail time.
Our founding fathers never seen a car, so OP makes no sense
"those who would sacrifice freedom for safety deserve neither freedom nor safety" - Benjamin Franklin
The quote is from 236 years ago. It's because we have idiots who can't obey the laws set. I'm fine with check points and road blocks. 236 years ago we didn't face the issues we do today. I'm glad we have extra police presence at events. I realize you're more than likely only 20 or so and "the man" has you down, but you'll grow up and when you have children of your own realize that it's not a conspeircy, just protection.
Actually, I'm 31. I just find it ironic that the government shows a heavy hand on the holiday celebrating the day our founding fathers declared they were tired of governments heavy hand
Look you seem to be fairly intelligent so I'm just going to assume you're trolling. Why do you think there is such a heavy police presence? Maybe because during holidays there are more people on the roads, also more drunk drivers. It's not just the 4th of July but every holiday.
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If you believe that the extra "man" on the street is about protection, you are sadly mistaken. Their main purpose is to raise revenue, not protect anyone. You make the prefect sheeple as you are unable to see the forrest because of the trees.The Constitution was written because these guys knew what would happen if the gov got to much power. Well its here because they have it and uneducated people like yourself will have some explaining to do toi your children as their rights are going to be removed. I suggest you go and read the Constitution so you can understand just how far this rogue gov has gone to remove your rights in order to enslave you...But then again, by reading your post, you are incapable of understanding the importance of that document. Unfortunately, you will be able to have your desires granted, as you will see more and more "police" presence on our streets. Enjoy my friend, enjoy..... Just and FYI...Checkpoints violate the Constitution,,,,Earth to you.....
A sheep and uneducated? Sure pal! So here in Indy it seems every summer that there is a shooting downtown during big events, 2 years ago several teenagers exchanged gun fire with thousands gathered and many were hit. . I'm sorry but if I'm taking my kids downtown to watch fireworks I feel much safer with added police.
You can argue DUI checkpoints all day, and it has been, but there's a simple way around them... Don't break the law. So I should feel sorry for the guy who got stopped at a checkpoint who has a warrant for unpaid child support or that has illegal drugs in their possession?
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