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Blame yourself

Dear Editor:

To the recent article about “Rabid Rangers,” anyone who feels the law is to blame for this, go pull your head out of your ass.

I and many others can relate to this scenario. If you see someone driving down the highway, speeding, changing lanes erratically, etc., you always say “where is a cop when you need one?” Then when you are the one speeding all you can think of is “I hope there isn’t a cop around that corner.” It is a nice double standard we have about police.

The “only be around when I want you to be” is a wonderful concept for someone who breaks the law. When a cop does his or her job, or as the yuppies say, “violates our rights,” they are criticized and praised. If I know I did something wrong, I don’t blame the cops because of my stupidity. Why can’t the rest of you do that?

If you yuppie parents and anti-law enforcement babies drive down the road and see someone drinking, smoking pot, speeding, or anything wrong, you immediately complain and ask “where are all the cops?” However, if your child or you are the one who is pulled over, it’s the end of the world about how you are being singled out and your rights are being violated. Talk about egotistical and pathetic.

I don’t care if you are the reincarnation of Christ, if you get caught speeding, don’t sit there and say “don’t you know who I am?” I don’t give a damn who you are, you broke the law, and you need to pay for it.

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Now, back to the point of the Clappers. You want an apology for getting a warning? When I get a warning instead of a ticket, or jail, or anything, I count my blessings and accept it. Why can’t this yuppie commissioner and her daughter do the same? Would a drug charge and a DUI look better on a record? Or how about writing an obituary? The situation could have turned out worse than you’re making it to be. Why don’t you go back to your day job and complain about not getting paid enough? As for your daughter, let it be a lesson and be thankful for the break she got this time.

Chris Everding

Glenwood Springs