Friday, February 1, 2013

Educating Authorities

Aaron Tobey might have just come up with a workable solution for dealing with authorities. One of the main problems when dealing with authorities is that some of them are new to the job and haven't been sufficiently trained, while others have the compassion and demeanor of a third world tyrant. When it comes to doing their job, they can use their mental prowess, or lack there of, to shield them from recourse. Too often the only negative consequences they face is a public demonstration of their failed education, but in this political climate, the lack of an education can also be seen as a positive by a certain tricorn hat wearing segment of the population.
Aaron Tobey, suspecting that he would be put in a compromising position with little opportunity for direct input, wrote an abbreviated version of the Fourth Amendment on his chest. According to Wired:

A Virginia man who wrote an abbreviated version of the Fourth Amendment on his body and stripped to his shorts at an airport security screening area won a trial Friday in his lawsuit seeking $250,000 in damages for being detained on a disorderly conduct charge.

Perhaps it's time for all of us to turn our bodies into canvasses for our own protection. It isn't unheard of for patients facing an operation to leave a note on their healthy body parts to leave a note to the doctor telling them to operate elsewhere. It seems like the same thing can be applied to law enforcement. Simply write the laws on your body, and the offending officers might not have as much of an excuse for overstepping their bounds.

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