Originally Posted by hand8272
I don't understand how this is "shitty". Police officers have a duty to uphold the law and voluntarily get put in situation most people wouldn't dare. If you read the thread where this conversation started (Hells Canyon fee) people where mad about some guy getting busted for weed on the river. Well news flash stupid, weed is illegal in Idaho! I have no sympathy for you.
The one place you thought you could be left alone( okay maybe not you, but others) the police are there to make sure you are not breaking some law that one of our crooked politicians made. The same ones that do things like piss there pants on the floor of the senate, engage in countless scandals. But hey, it's a law, and the police are just doing the job they chose to sign up for, and you have no where to run, the system is there watching your every move, you don't get to be left alone for once. You have been followed by a million laws, rules and regulations, some of them probly conflict with each other.
Lest any one rip me a knew one claiming I don't realize laws are needed to have a society, I do understand this, I am glad we have some laws, I'm glad there is some regulation of fishing, so all the fish do not get wiped out, but doesn't anyone think maybe, just MAYBE, it all gets just a little excesive?!?!
Can't a man be left alone just a LITTLE bit? If he is not harming his fellow Man? Follow him into the wilderness because he might sit around and smoke some dope? For gods sake, get a life! What did he hurt?
If I sound pissed off it's because I am, I feel like to many people in our country just say, " oh well, It's a law, the cops are just doing there job", without ever wondering if it should be a law, if ours lives should be constantly scrutinized. I feel like it sometimes becomes a slap in the face of freedom and the human spirit.
Okay, start yellin at me for wanting a shred of freedom in a free country.