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Old 07-29-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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Originally Posted by LibertyandJusticeforAll View Post
I dont care who is comes from or I think the bigger issue is why is it a Ron Paul bumper sticker should be an issue for anyone. What if we pulled over everyone with a Obama sticker and asked these questions? We have all kinds of stickers in this country of which everyone has a right to express their political or personal beliefs. This is America right? Or is this the old soviet union? What right do they have.. and most importantly it appears my right to obey the traffic laws will be ignored and they can pull me over for a sticker.
You are correct. It is not about partisan politics but my initial reaction after that DHS report earlier this year is such. I was wrong to attack only this administration.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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I was pulled over by the police today, because of my ron paul bumper sticker.
I would accept., that I was pulled over for the excuse that it was "obstructing me view" because its on my truck window lower left side. But really its not obstructing my view at all. But the questions I was asked for completely unfair and unamerican and what I think we all know what is going on in this country.
NJ State Cop asks?

Dont you think you should take down those stickers the 08 election is over?
Are you in a militia?
Do you own guns?
Can I search your vechile?


All this from the NJ state police over my stickers obstruction of my view?
Wasnt speeding had seatbelt I was pulled over for my Ron Paul sticker and the cop told me so as a follow up to those who have them on their automobiles.

Free speech is under attack and any political view for that matter.
by the way -- were you issued any summons?
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: PA
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by the way -- were you issued any summons?
No I kinda wish I was now.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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No I kinda wish I was now.
I was hoping that as well.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Originally Posted by LibertyandJusticeforAll View Post
I was pulled over by the police today, because of my ron paul bumper sticker.
I would accept., that I was pulled over for the excuse that it was "obstructing me view" because its on my truck window lower left side. But really its not obstructing my view at all. But the questions I was asked for completely unfair and unamerican and what I think we all know what is going on in this country.
NJ State Cop asks?

Dont you think you should take down those stickers the 08 election is over?
Are you in a militia?
Do you own guns?
Can I search your vechile?


All this from the NJ state police over my stickers obstruction of my view?
Wasnt speeding had seatbelt I was pulled over for my Ron Paul sticker and the cop told me so as a follow up to those who have them on their automobiles.

Free speech is under attack and any political view for that matter.
Stop being a drama queen. It is logical for a cop to stop you if he/she feels you pose a danger with an increased blind spot. It had nothing to do with your sticker being "Ron Paul sticker". You would have been asked the same questions regardless of which sticker you had.

Besides, it ain't bumper sticker if it ain't on bumper.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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Originally Posted by LibertyandJusticeforAll View Post
I was pulled over by the police today, because of my ron paul bumper sticker.
I would accept., that I was pulled over for the excuse that it was "obstructing me view" because its on my truck window lower left side. But really its not obstructing my view at all. But the questions I was asked for completely unfair and unamerican and what I think we all know what is going on in this country.
NJ State Cop asks?

Dont you think you should take down those stickers the 08 election is over?
Are you in a militia?
Do you own guns?
Can I search your vechile?


All this from the NJ state police over my stickers obstruction of my view?
Wasnt speeding had seatbelt I was pulled over for my Ron Paul sticker and the cop told me so as a follow up to those who have them on their automobiles.

Free speech is under attack and any political view for that matter.
It sounds like the police officer did not know the law in Pennsylvania as regards trucks (unless they aren't counting pickup trucks, which I doubt).

According to the Code, Section 175.67 Glazing:

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(d) Obstructions. A vehicle specified under this subchapter shall have glazing free from obstructions as described in § 175.80 (relating to inspection procedure).
(1) With the exception of materials in paragraph (4), signs, posters or other materials whose design prevents a driver from seeing through the material may not be placed on the windshield, a side wing, a side window or rear window so as to obstruct, obscure or impair the driver’s clear view of the highway or an intersecting highway. Under FMVSS No. 205, these restrictions do not apply to the rear side windows, rear wings or rear window of trucks or multipurpose passenger vehicles.
(2) With the exception of materials in paragraph (4), signs, posters or other materials whose design prevents a driver from seeing through the material may not be placed on a rear side window, rear wing or rear window of a passenger car which either covers more than 20% of the exposed portion of the windows or wings, or extends more than 3 1/2 inches above the lowest exposed portion of the windows or wings.


http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/06...5/067_0175.pdf
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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LOL Professor Gates from Harvard had a similar problem last week. Maybe you should ask the president if you can come to the WH for a beer.

Nice story. Wish there was some independent corroboration.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: hampton roads
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You have got to make a big issue out of this. These little media obsessions about MJ, Gates/cop, Obama racist..are a distraction from what's really going on. Don't let it die down. I am trusting you on this because I have read some of your other postings. I'm putting this on Twitter and hope you will really keep it out here where the public can be aware and report like situations. This is why Ron Paul was washed out. Maybe we can stand firm and make a difference.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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If this is true, please contact your local media outlets etc. You can't be silent about this.
The media has proved itself near worthless. He'll probly get more attention from the C-D forum than any media outlet.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, Ca
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LOL, yeah, I don't believe you for a second. Nice little story though.
I read a thread on another forum, weeks ago, that was almost word for word, the same.

FWIW, I support Dr. Paul.
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