Patriotism or Vandalism? Freedom Fighters spraypaint over speeding cameras Austin Petersen September 9, 2013 Action for Liberty 1582 Share15K +122 Tweet121 Pin6 Share1 Stumble4Shares 15K The cure for 1984, is 1776! Like the patriotic Bostonians who threw tea into the harbor, American citizens are once again tweaking the nose of big government, this time in Maryland. A Wicomico County patriot painted “1776” over a speeding camera, blocking the view of the cameras that catch drivers committing the victimless crime of speeding past an inanimate object. The Blaze reports: According to WBOC-TV, speed cameras in Wicomico County raked in $40,000 for the police department last year, funding computers, a K-9 unit and uniforms. This isn’t the only location in Maryland where speed cameras have come under attack. In Tacoma Park, a camera that issued more than 1,000 tickets in less than three months was spray painted black last month, WJLA-TV reported. “We hate them! And this camera taking a hundred dollars here and a hundred dollars there. Money coming out and not coming in! We are gonna feel it — everybody feels it!” David McKenzie of Hyattsville told the news station. Despite costing taxpayers millions every year in productive capital, more and more counties across the country are installing the unconstitutional cameras to bilk taxpayers. A Florida judge last year found red-light cameras unconstitutional and a movement has sprung up across the nation to fight the Orwellian encroachment on due process and the sixth amendment. Share15K +122 Tweet121 Pin6 Share1 Stumble4Shares 15K Cops taser 12-year-old girlWestern Marylanders to secede from left-wing Free State?About The AuthorAustin PetersenFounder Austin Petersen is the founder of The Libertarian Republic, as well as the CEO of Stonegait LLC. Formerly an Associate Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano's show "Freedom Watch", on the Fox Business Network. Austin was referred to by the Judge as "The right side of my brain". He built Judge Napolitano's social networks with over 700,000 fans and millions of clicks a month. Austin graduated from Missouri State University. He has written and produced award winning plays and videos, and previously worked for the Libertarian National Committee and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. 9 Responses wadejlong November 18, 2013 Patriotism. Anyone who sees it different is a shill. Jason Alan Glazier November 18, 2013 always going after black people for advice only one white person they asked any body else find this funny Yourownfault November 18, 2013 how about you not speed? ccreamer_22 November 18, 2013 How about we not allow this to become an orwellian police state? Yourownfault November 18, 2013 Orwellian is obstructing personal freedoms, driving on city funded roads is not a freedom, its a privilege with rules we all know and choose not to follow. I dont care what you do with your “freedom” provided it does not cause harm to others around you. Speeding is something that can be harmful in congested areas. Would it hurt you to follow the law? ccreamer_22 November 18, 2013 I’m not debating that speeding is against the law, what I’m debating is the use of a camera for these situations. Yourownfault November 18, 2013 cameras just make it easy to make fast cash for the government. If you want to fight the system, stop speeding so they cant afford to make the cameras ccreamer_22 November 18, 2013 That’s not the only way to fight the system. Thank you for doing your part though… I guess. Fred hgggg February 5, 2014 Are you fucking kidding me? bend over and and hope theyl stop fucking you? get out of my eyeball man. that mentality is why were in this surveillance-police state now. You said it yourself, theyre just mechanisms for fast cash. its not about following the “rules” as your previously stated and contradicted. its fast cash, and makes no decrease in actual speeding. period. in fact one can even argue it increases danger, due to the fact everyone slamming on their brakes to avoid a ticket. if you ever driven on the capital beltway, youd know full well that the average speed is maybe 65-70 mph, despite the speed limit being 55. talk to anyone in the area and im sure youll find many people whove been pegged for speeding by a camera despite going wtih the flow of traffic, me being one of them. Dont speed? how about they dont infringe on my rights; no, not my rights to drive, my rights to keep my money without having the government steal it. the idea speed cameras will go away if we behave is lunacy. No, WE are in charge, NOT them. im not even going to get into the fact that speed limits are set for safety KNOWING people will be going faster since its human nature.