Hopefully, some of you saw the story tonight at 6pm on KFOR on the OHP’s goal to remove your right to refuse a test and to forcibly – hold you down and bleed you – withdraw blood from you. If you didn’t, here it is: (Click HERE) Our OHP captain’s statement in this story that the statute I quoted did NOT apply to him is a perfect example of the “warrior cop” attitude in our country. For the sake of the protection of the public, the laws protecting individuals do not apply to us. Of course, he’s wrong. Well, unless that is, you let him and any other law enforcement persons get by with it.
All this reminds me of Martin Niemoller. You have probably never heard of this German pastor in Nazi Germany just prior to the second world war. Most people haven’t. But you have probably heard parts – or various modifications – of his poem:
First they came for the communists,and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Catholic.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
While all the lawyers I have spoken to about this topic – as well as ME – will be fighting this with everything we’ve got, YOU – the public – must NOT set silently on the sidelines. Speak up. Otherwise, YOU might find yourself on the receiving end of a needle. Remember: all they have to do is CLAIM your impaired – whether you are or not – and you are a candidate.
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