Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Spying Not Intrusive, Red Light Camera Is?

Tuesday's Springfield News-Leader contained a story of state Sen. Jason Crowell's (R-Cape Girardeau) proposal to ban cameras at intersections aimed at catching red-light violators.

An excerpt:

Crowell cites several arguments against the cameras. Among them: Too much intrusion by government . . . .

So the good senator thinks it is too intrusive for the government to take a photo of a vehicle's license plate after it has run a red light. But he doesn't think it intrusive for the government to control a woman's uterus. One wonders what Crowell thinks of his Republican president illegally spying on U.S. citizens for the past three years.