|I bet he's sorry he didn't use his turn signal.|
Last week, Justice Scalia seemed very concerned that, along with buying health insurance the government would force us to eat broccoli. God forbid! But it's okay to strip search people for traffic violations. There is some discussion about police using this power at their own discretion. I think they already have too much power.
I suffered a lot of unwanted attention from a local police officer who pulled me over anytime he wanted, just to chat. Yeah, really. It was scary, the last thing I wanted to do was piss off a cop. My daughter eventually called a local official to get him to stop harassing me. Thank God he couldn't strip search me for driving without a headlight. I wonder how many cops will use this decision for whatever purpose they want. This is a very depressing decision, especially if you have young kids who are driving.
After last weeks Supreme Courts interrogation of Solicitor General Verilli, I thought personal freedom was something the Supreme Court was interested in upholding, unless of course it means keeping your clothes on. This has to be THE MOST conservative Supreme Court in history. It's getting to the point where we are living in a police state. Which is exactly the way they want it.