Bill to Ban Arizona Photo Radar IntroducedSubmitted by InPursuitOfLiberty on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 08:46
The Arizona Photo Radar program may finally be coming to an end with recently introduced HB 2579, the Photo Radar Prohibition Act.
After massive public outcry brought the AZ Photo Radar Prohibition Act to near success last year, falling short by only one vote, city-wide bans were enacted in the major cities of Tempe and Peoria, with similar efforts in other major cities across Arizona. Additionally, the AZ government was forced by its employers discontent, We the People, to remove cameras on all Arizona highways and Freeways.
Despite the AZ photo radar legislation’s failure last year, HB 2579, the Photo Radar Prohibition Act, has the support of thousands of more Arizonans and supporters from around the country, and is riding on the success of state and city wide bans across the country.
This is especially true now that details show that major Arizona politicians, who levied a tax on speed tickets, were funding their political campaigns with speed-tickets issued by photo radars.
That’s right, not only was the government illegally issuing tickets to Arizonans without trial, without jury, without any consideration of any detail besides the government camera’s “side”, but politicians created an additional tax for Citizens to pay for getting a speeding ticket, and then used those funds to fund their elections. This is a clear example of bad government creating more bad government, not that there really exists such a thing as ”good government”.
According to the Arizona Campaign for Liberty,
“Every single legislator who used the “clean” elections fund in Arizona to run their campaign was using money extracted from the wallets of Arizona motorists. That’s because 10 percent of every photo ticket that is paid goes into the fund, which adds up to millions of dollars, every cycle”
Empty metal bars are abundant across intersections in Tempe and they are wonderful works of art that I enjoy daily. There is beauty in knowing that where once illegal cameras were creating a televised police state for government officials seeking to fine and tax Citizens to bankruptcy and government dependency, there exists only metal bars with no attachments atop, a symbol of Arizonan’s discontent with the increased burden of injustice and inefficiency created by tyrannical legislators...