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I was Stopped by a Sheriff Today

while driving my old pickup to haul household goods to storage for my son, who's moving overseas.

The first thing the sheriff said was to ask about my big plastic Ron Paul sign over the cab (you know, the big flashy magnet-mounted kind) and if I was still going to vote for Ron Paul. Thus began our 15 minute discussion about Ron Paul, The Constitution, Oath Keepers, Constitutional Sheriffs, and Sheriff Joe (of AZ).

After a while, I asked him what I did wrong. He said my right hand mirror was missing, did I lose it recently. I said, "No, it's been gone for decades." We talked more Ron Paul and then he said he had to go. I asked him if I should rearrange the load in my pickup for better visibility. He said, "No it's all right. But you might think about getting another mirror if you ever find one."

We shook hands and that was it. He was just curious about Ron Paul. Weird.



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Thanks Razor

We so need more like you!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Thanks

Keep up the good work. I always like to smile or wave at law enforcement officers along the road -- to let them know the public cares about them and the responsibility they bear.

Keep your cameras handy. Police must be filmed know your rights

Ran across this article & video - you were lucky!

The following video is a chilling account of how out of control police all across this country are with people who are guilty of being black. Be warned. It is dedicated to the thousands who marched in NYC this weekend to protest the stop and frisk statistics of the NYC police and in memory of Rodney King who died yesterday, whose filmed beating by police in the spring of 1992 in no way found justice.
http://encinitasyouneedus.blogspot.com/2012/06/police-must-b...

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

I understand the need for cameras in "situations".

But there is no need to live in a state of paranoia -- it is counter-productive. I have, indeed, filmed incidents while being a bystander. But one should always be expecting the best and keep a productive attitude. Otherwise, paranoia and fear you allow in yourself will induce it in others. "Like iron sharpens iron, so does the countenance of a man to others."

Thats a neat story

Thats a neat story! I wonder how many Sheriffs we have in the US that still love Liberty? I bet theres a few. We here about the bad ones all the time. But I bet theres at least a handful of good ones.

Seek_Truth

What's weird to you was curiosity solved for him.

I think you just helped a guy that was curious find his way.

Let's Fight the Good Fight

: )

I like stories with good endings.

You really should get a mirror.

In certain situations it's invaluable, like backing up and changing lanes, especially when you can't fully see over your shoulder with a load or what not. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." -Ben Franklin

I had a similar experience although I was getting gas and had a big RP sign on my roof. Texas Highway Patrol officer rolled up and asked me about RP. We talked for about 30-40 min. about religion and politics. At the time he was for Gingrich but liked Paul after him. I think I made a good impression although I doubt his foreign policy views changed.

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

LOL!

Nice! :)

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!