Lauren Canario has been fighting to expand our freedoms for some time now. She was one of the leaders in the eminent domain battles down in CT. which turned into a national event leading to NH Amending it's state Constitution to prevent such a blatant abuse of Government from happening here. Lauren rented one of the homes that was being taken and given to a private corporation for the "greater good" of that community. Refusing to leave her home, Lauren was later arrested and hauled off by the police for sitting on her porch and reading a book. You can view the video of her being arrested here.
Based on her past it was no shock to me to hear she was arrested again last week, reason because she refused to show her papers when stopped and questioned by the police.
(That's actually Lauren in the picture to the right)
Lauren is now questioning whether or not we should need the governments permission to own a car and to drive that car in the form of a Drivers License and Registration.
When stopped for speeding (see my thoughts on speed limits here) Lauren refused to show her papers. It was found she already had a suspended license so she was handcuffed and taken to jail treated no differently then a murderer or rapist. The arrest video can be seen here.
If nothing else this latest arrest by Lauren the freedom fighter begs to open the discussion of when "papers" are necessary. Clearly we have progressed to such a state as satired in the attached photo in that we cannot freely travel about this country as free citizens and we are in fact forced to show our papers or pay tribute to the government (tolls) in order to travel from point A to point B and maybe it is time we open discussion and reexamine if we've allowed the government to grow too overbearing into our every day lives.
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. – Patrick Henry
Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial … the greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. – Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, 1928