“[W]e are on the verge of having way too much dictatorship in Washington, D.C. … Our rights come from our creator, not our government. … The mainstream wants balanced budgets, sound government and personal liberties — that is mainstream. The shift is in our direction — obeying the Constitution for a change,” – Ron Paul, May 31 2011
Then TheHill.com states: “Paul … faces an uphill battle as many Americans consider his positions to be on the far fringe of the right-wing.”
It is good to know that the “Constitution,” “personal liberties,” “sound government,” and “balanced budgets” are considered in Washington to be “on the far fringe of the right-wing.”
It shows how much freedom we have lost.
Baltimore police detain someone for taking pictures. They admit it is not a crime, but then detain him. This officer shows his ignorance. Officer Scheidt in particular does not know the law.
They seem to think that you can not ask an illegal alien to provide ID, but you can ask a citizen to do so even when the police have admitted that he was not breaking the law. Talk about a kafkaesque world.
Exercise your rights or lose them.
[Update June 2, 2011]: It appears now that the MTA admits the officers were wrong. “They can most certainly take photos of our system,” Ralign Wells, the MTA Administrator, said. “We’ll look at our training processes, we’ll look at whether any administrative situations need to occur with those officers,” Wells added.