Dont speed then. Problem solved for everyone
@SkizleDNizleS, ok... do you have an actual, practical solution? Speed limits are ridiculously out of date.
@big freedom, the not speeding thing is the solution to not getting a ticket. Until the limits are adjusted (driving laws in Virginia are nutty and I dont see them loosening up) itll be a way to not get ticketed
@big freedom, what do you mean out of date?
@xmarksdeathx, made for a time when cars were a lot less nimble and and a lot less safe.
@big freedom, hmm. Okay
@SkizleDNizleS, if I wanna die in a fiery crash let me do my thing
@DrSin, you do you man just dont hit me or my horse and buggy
@big freedom, go out and petition your local government if there is something you disagree with. Otherwise, "an actual, practical" solution to not being punished for breaking a law will always be to not break it in the first place.
@Hamilton Porter, “if you haven’t done anything wrong, you have nothing to hide” - people that trust the government.
Petitioning the federal government to change freeway speed limits is like bailing out the ocean with a thimble
@Hamilton Porter, and I think disagreeing with the government is a GOOD thing. People that just blindly accept, without any skepticism, that what the government does is good, or right, are why we end up with the morons we have in office today.
@big freedom, are we still talking about speed limits? I'm not sure what your quote about people who trust the government too much has to do with anything. By the way, the last time I checked, state governments have the authority to set speed limits. Forgive me if I presume too much, but you strike me as someone with a pathological mistrust of government. I know the way the system works is not ideal or perfect, but it can work. The only time you can be certain it never will is if you never try.
@DrSin, if you want to die in a fiery crash. It’ll be at an intersection when somebody runs a red light or stop sign. Odds are more likely there. But you see them more focused on speeding rather then real safety problems.
@Hamilton Porter, The state does have the authority to set the speed limits. But the federal government threaten states like Montana to pull their funding for roads if they didn’t lower their speed limits on their interstate several years ago. Or so I heard. Used to be closer to an autobahn there because of all the open space and distance between towns.
@Seohn, If that is true, I wonder why Montana did not just stick to their guns and pay for their own roads.
@Hamilton Porter, because federal funds are taken from the people of Montana. Why should the federal government be able to hijack those funds and threaten to not return them if states don’t play along.
And yes, I have a very healthy skepticism of any government action. You’re supposed to. Otherwise you get these morons in office. How is that lost on you?
And you can’t see the speed limit as a metaphor for government as a whole? Bureaucracy in DC knows what’s best for people in rural MT? Obey the arbitrary law or we fine you and throw you in jail if you don’t comply... you can’t take that and extrapolate it?
@Hamilton Porter, and you can call it pathological to be dismissive all you want, but there is one of me for every 1000 people that give blind trust because of tribal loyalty to “their party”. I’d rather be mistrusting and do my best to keep them as honest as possible than the sick fanaticism that we have now.
@big freedom, I'm not calling it pathological to be dismissive, but for someone with a healthy amount of skepticism it seems to me that you may be a little generous in calling it such, based on everything you've said. Skepticism is the doubt of the truth of things. You seem to accept, as an axiomatic truth, that everything the government does is wrong. Where is the skepticism in that? Skepticism for skepticism's sake will always lead you nowhere. Or worse, fighting bureaucratic boogeymen hiding behind street signs. As to your point about Montana taxes, you may be right. Why should taxes from one state go to another? More importantly, what can/will you do about it? A thimble may not be the best way of removing water from the ocean, but it still removes some. Lastly, because I suspect you are a libertarian type, do your skepticism a favor and read John Rawls "A Theory of Justice" if you haven't already.
@Hamilton Porter, you’re conflating skepticism with cynicism. Skepticism does not mean only “doubt of truth”. It’s also dubiousness, lack of conviction, pinch of salt. All of those things are how I take the government. Not everything they do is wrong, but i definitely don’t take anything they do at face value as right.
I will gladly read that book. Do your lack of skepticism a favor and read De Tocqueville “Democracy in America” and the “Federalist Papers” by Hamilton. Or simply watch FOX news and CNN and watch the fanatics fawn over government and their particular party.
@big freedom, I'll be sure to read them. If you get around to reading Rawls, feel free to comment on any future comments I make. I'd like to know your thoughts.
@Hamilton Porter, I read the synopsis and I’m already in love with it. The idea that your liberty is absolute as long as it doesn’t interfere with anyone else’s liberty! Hitting me where I live.
I’m looking forward to getting into his theory on inequality. It seems that he’s pretty pragmatic when it comes to knowing that redistribution will not bring everyone up, and that inequality is ok as long as it benefits the bottom percentages. Thanks for the heads up on this.
People can barely change lanes
safely at 40 mph and are always on their phones..yea lets raise the speed limit
I’d take this over those dipsh*ts that bring it all in pennies.
I’m not even mad, that’s impressive.