Most of us accept the rational validity of traffic laws and penalties for violations of them because they tend to enhance highway traffic safety. Bad driving habits greatly increase the likelihood of accidents which can result in serious injuries and deaths.
Reasonable people, therefore, obey speed limits and traffic signals on the highways, not only because they understand the necessity to drive safely, but because the penalties for traffic violations provide an extra incentive to do so. We avoid excessive speeds and stop at red lights, for example, because we don’t want to get a costly traffic ticket and points on our driver’s licenses.
If traffic law violations increase the likelihood of highway accidents, injuries and deaths, it surely stands to reason that this logic applies to everyone who drives a vehicle without exception. Bad driving is potentially dangerous to everyone on the highway no matter who is behind the wheel.
But the political parasite class in the State of Washington enjoy a special privilege when it comes to dangerous driving that their commoner constituents do not. They can drive at any speed they like, use the wrong side of the road, go the opposite direction on one way streets, run red lights, fail to stop at stop signs, or violate any other traffic law on the books for no other reason except that they are legislators, i.e., parasites.
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) says that Washington lawmakers are constitutionally protected from receiving noncriminal traffic tickets during a legislative session, as well as 15 days before. State Patrol spokesman Bob Calkins says the privilege not only applies to moving violations near the state Capitol in Olympia, but potentially anywhere in the state.
Detaining lawmakers on the road -- even for the time it takes to issue them a speeding ticket -- may delay them from getting to the Capitol to vote. That’s the flimsy excuse the privileged parasites offer for a state constitutional provision which violates the United States Constitution Fourteenth Amendment provisions that supposedly guarantee everyone, lawmaker and commoner alike, equal protection of the law.
Why should anyone show respect for the traffic rules if some among them are privileged to flaunt them at will? Why should you receive a costly traffic ticket for a moving violation when others can commit the same offense without penalty?
Lawmakers have positioned themselves so that they can endanger the lives of everyone on the highway with absolute legal impunity because any hindrance against them doing so might delay them from casting a legislative vote. Their vote it seems is more important than highway traffic safety and the potential for serious injuries and deaths of innocent motorists.
You see, that is how the minds of the privileged parasite political class operate. They fancy themselves as above the law. Traffic laws simply do not apply to them because their comfort and convenience is more important than the lives of the commoners. Highway safety may be damned and traffic lights mean nothing when it suits them; if, for instance, they oversleep one morning and are running late for a legislative session.
It’s unfair, illogical, unreasonable and unconstitutional.
It’s called parasite privilege.