We don't need more laws. The problem is that we have too many restrictive laws. It's obvious that the 55 mph law is the problem. If we're even going to have speed limits, then they should be enforced realistic speed maximums. It's ridiculous to claim that the proper speed for that road is 55mph when it is clear that it is not.Malum Prohibitum said:Some state trooper was commenting that their behavior was perfectly legal. If that is true, then we need a law that says to keep out of the left lane if not passing.
What we need is for the trooper to read OCGA 40-6-40(d), which says, "No two vehicles shall impede the normal flow of traffic by traveling side by side at the same time while in adjacent lanes...."Malum Prohibitum said:Anybody see the AJC article on the college kids that drove side by side on 285 at 55 mph for five minutes and videotaped it?
Apparently, 285 was empty as they approached, and the people behind them were very upset. Some state trooper was commenting that their behavior was perfectly legal. If that is true, then we need a law that says to keep out of the left lane if not passing.
:shock: WHAT?!?!?!gunsmoker said:Up to 60 days in jail for every offense, even a first offense, and they took special note to say that every act of violation and every day of violation is a separate offense.
So your saying allow smoking for the children? :lol:Malum Prohibitum said:I saw in the paper this morning that the Republicans just passed a bill out of committee to require homeowners in Atlanta to upgrade their toilets and plumbing to watersaving devices - not when there is a renovation but now!
What happened to the thought that one votes for Republicans for the interests of liberty and small government? Did this ideal perish with Barry Goldwater's failed presidential bid in 1964? I guess a landslide loss will do that to a party.
And now they made a 4 year old boy cry.
I think the federal Energy Policy Act of 1992 prohited importation of said toilets, which are a scourge on the lower 48.thebugman said:I am thinking about finding one of those high volume toilets that holds like 5 gallons on the internet and having it installed just out of spite. I am pretty sure I can get those from Canada.
This may be true, but I can find a 4 plus gallon toilet that has dual flush capability and have it shipped directly.jrm said:I think the federal Energy Policy Act of 1992 prohited importation of said toilets, which are a scourge on the lower 48.thebugman said:I am thinking about finding one of those high volume toilets that holds like 5 gallons on the internet and having it installed just out of spite. I am pretty sure I can get those from Canada.
"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. " - Ayn Randgunsmoker said:This is another example of how absurd our laws are. We define perfectly normal and reasonable behavior as a "crime" and announce that we are going to punish it (with the potential for a huge, Draconian punishment), but then of course we DO NOT enforce the law strictly and the normal punishment is just a tiny fraction of what the Code section provides for. Why? Because if we really fully enforced all the stupid laws we have, the people would revolt! At the very least every elected official responsible for the crackdown would have his head handed to him on election day.
In the old days, people would tell you with a straight face that many of Georgia's laws were only written so that they could be selectively enforced against minorities. Today that won't wash. So now what's our excuse for making everything illegal (and half the things "felonies") and just trusting cops and prosecutors to only apply the law to some people, some of the time?