Question: When do you know that you live in a tyranny?
Answer: When the citizens vote to ban red light cameras and the city reacts by suing them.
St. Peters, O’Fallon, Lake St. Louis, and a councilman from O’Fallon have filed a lawsuit against their OWN CITIZENS.
In November of last year, the citizens of St. Charles County democratically expressed their anger with the use of red light cameras in their town. Seventy-three percent of those who went to the polls approved a measure to ban red light cameras.
However, the fat cat bureaucrats, apparently afraid of losing the money generated from the rights-violating red light cameras, don’t like that vote. They are now taking action to punish the citizens for trying to undermine their perceived authority.
“Seventy-three percent of the voters pass a ban on red light cameras so what these cities are doing are suing 73 percent of the voters in St. Charles County, within their own cities. They’re suing their own residents,” said St. Charles County Councilman Joe Brazil.
In true Orwellian fashion, the cities are claiming that the measure, which was passed by voters, is unconstitutional.
The attorney representing the cities in the lawsuit said the county’s legal authority is cut and dry.
By Matt Agorist – The Free Thought Project –