Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by chanel, Jul 26, 2010.
Elmhurst; eye-rolling ordinance - chicagotribune.com
Thinking bad thoughts will be punished.
Yet amazingly, people still believe that local governments are less likely to abuse power the Federal government.
Never have understood that theory.
Some of the most outrageous abuses of power I have ever seen happen at the local government levels.
Yeah. Fuck those little tinpot dictator-wannabes. You don't wanna get eyes rolled at you, don't do stupid shit, morons.
Is there a theory?
I have a Theory:
Advocates of a Strong Centralised Government use any opportunity they can to inflate faults of local government far out of proportion to the benefits of local government.
I have another theory:
Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
It doesn't matter whether you are a United States Senator, in charge of the local jail, President of the United States, the police chief of Anytown USA or the Mayor of Split Lip, NV. You got the power - you are going to abuse it somewhere along the line.
Oh come on, not EVERY politician at EVERY level is corrupt. I would guess that just as in every industry there are good people and bad people. It's just that the good ones aren't newsworthy, for the most part.
And a law against eye rolling? LOL, Why don't we just chuck the First Amendment completely.
We pride ourselves on government run by the people so why are these incidents so unbelievable? Most local politicians have no governmental experience so they rule by their guts and how they perceive things out to be. (Not to mention how they were raised as children.)
You know, there are some places where a roll of the eyes or other facial expression of disagreement with what's going on, can land you in jail so fast it will make your head swim. I refer, of course, to the courtroom. It's called contempt of court.
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