Submit or Be Damned

Do as you’re told.

Submit to authority.

No matter what. Even if you have the facts on your side. Even if you have reason on your side. Even if you have experts on your side. Even if you have morality on your side.

This is America today on our streets. Drive a car or stay home.

Keri Caffrey sums up the Cherokee Schill affair — a woman who just wants to drive her bicycle  to work on the roads she pays for. Read the whole thing now.

This:

What we have here is a single mom trying to get back on her feet after escaping domestic abuse. She lost her license for financial reasons (she couldn’t afford insurance). She didn’t give up. She didn’t go on welfare. She got on a bicycle — at first, a delta trike — and rode to the only full-time job she could get. Those early commutes took her three hours each way. Three hours. She was out of shape and weighed 90 pounds more than she does today. She gutted it out. She lost weight. She got stronger. She got a faster bike. She learned how to ride safely and successfully. She was pulling herself up by her bootstraps, dammit!

 

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Comments 6

  1. Ray wrote:

    James Madison warned of the tyranny of the majority in Federalist No. 10.

    Posted 15 Oct 2014 at 10:22 am
  2. Khal Spencer wrote:

    If there was ever a reason to drop the F-bomb on a judge, this decision was it.

    Posted 15 Oct 2014 at 3:09 pm
  3. Michael wrote:

    I just love punk rock this post from Andy is.

    Posted 17 Oct 2014 at 4:50 pm
  4. Michael wrote:

    I just love how punk rock this post from Andy is.

    Posted 17 Oct 2014 at 4:50 pm
  5. Kevin Love wrote:

    No jury trial for someone threatened with jail?

    I am used to a legal system where a judge can take my money, but it requires a jury to take my freedom.

    Posted 17 Oct 2014 at 8:22 pm
  6. khal spencer wrote:

    Kevin, there are backwaters in the US where no one should have to live.

    Posted 20 Oct 2014 at 11:24 am