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Liberty Has Its Perks

Last night I was driving home with a friend at a fairly late hour. I knew I had a headlight out when I left and made the remark in the car “I have a headlight out, so there’s about a 50% chance we’re getting pulled over. Sure enough, after pulling up right behind a police car at a stop light, the officer pulled into the right lane, slowed down, and then pulled back into my lane to pull me over. I had no real reason to worry. I hadn’t been drinking and other than the minor infraction of the headlight had done nothing wrong. And yet, every time I get pulled over I get that slight sinking feeling in my stomach. Maybe it’s just me, but something makes me slightly nervous about being pulled to the side of the road and questioned by a guy with a uniform and a gun shining a light on me.

The officer was nice enough. I told him I knew about the headlight and would take care of it tomorrow, that I hadn’t had anything to drink and was simply driving my friend and then myself home. After a few standard questions about whether I had any weapons or “dope” (do people really use that word?), the officer went back to his car.

After a minute or so, he came back to my window and said “What’s with the Ron Paul bumper sticker?”

“I’m a big fan!”,I exclaimed, cautiously optimistic that he wasn’t asking me this because he thought I was a terrorist.

“Well because of that bumper sticker you’re not getting a ticket tonight”. He then handed my license back to me, shook my hand, and told me to have a good night.

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Or he could just not pull

Or he could just not pull people over for having a headlight out...

I rest my case.

"Give me Liberty or give me death." Patrick Henry

Or we could just

Enjoy the story...a nice one, for once.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

bump for the r3VOLution and a quick question...

is there a 'best' place to buy bumper stickers and other stuff from? like maybe a DailyPaul user or just a site who donates a significant amount of proceeds to the official campaign?.

p.s. just asking 'cause there's obviously a lot of places to go but i'd like to buy from someone truly contributing and not just out to make a buck. thanks.


and woops, i dont know how in the heck i missed the "store" tab at the official site. embarrassing but as usual everyone is pretty nice about it =]

official campaign store

If you buy from the campaign store it counts as a donation so 100% goes to funding the campaign. I believe the only folks who can't purchase from the campaign store are our liberty lovers from other countries.

"Loyalty's worth more than wealth...in a world where...people be all for self."

buy stuff

at ronpaul2012.com official campaign site = total donation.

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Why not at

Thank you

This just made my day.
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Aww yeahhhhh :)

Aww yeahhhhh :)

Liberty bump! :)


bumping-great post. Thanks

bumping-great post. Thanks for sharing.

Always surprised

That liberty is so popular with everyone even those that work for the state and military industrial complex.

Worth a bump for sure..:)

Worth a bump for sure..:)