Should public servants obey the law? Yes. Should you and I? Yes. Please consider the SPEED LIMIT, and TURN SIGNALING in advance! Etc.
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- The law exists to protect us all, and can best do that when we obey it as individuals.
- If we think we are slightly above the law, or lie a little, we move down the slippery slope to lawlessness, and the rule of men (like bullies & dictators).
- In my Church, we say "We believe ... in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law" (Articles of Faith 1:12). But do we remind ourselves and act like it?
- In fact, I might like to have a sign on the back of vehicles that says something like this (with a button to put it in flashing lights sometimes):
- "I am trying to SAVE LIVES, keep you safe, reduce pollution, and strengthen our country, by obeying the SPEED LIMIT! PLEASE DON'T TAILGATE, as IT IS UNSAFE."
- So, please allow 2-3 seconds (better 3) of space between 2 vehicles (like, count using a marker on the roadside). More with bad weather or wet/slippery roads!
- As the rear bumper of the car in front passes the marker, count out loud at a somewhat slow speed "a thousand 1, a thousand 2, a thousand 3"...
- ...and *slow down* if you don't make it to 2 (or 3! ), before your front bumper passes the same marker. *MUCH* more in bad weather (or when tired)!
- Then, let's keep our eyes on the road, other cars around us, and the signs. Let's all avoid distractions or impairments that could easily harm people.
- We probably all forget sometimes, and we can all try every day to be better, and respectful to others and to the law.
- We fought in the 1770s to get away from the rule of individuals. History shows the rule of individuals is a path toward loss of key freedoms.
- If we want to make the world better, maybe we can all practice at honesty, and the Golden Rule, and encourage others to do the same.
- (It seems to me that honesty means not only obeying law, but *reading & understanding* contracts, even on the internet, before we sign or click "I agree".)
- Politics and issues (honesty and the constitution are the most essential! And thoughts on things like climate change, and medicare)
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