We have not only allowed ourselves to become protected by a military force but have accepted the trampling of our rights as entertainement. The Federal government, in an effort to standardize law-enforcement, has made millions and millions of dollars available to every little mom and pop police department in the country and all they have to do to get the good toys is adhere to federal guidlines. It's kinda like the nice interstate highways we all enjoy and all we have to do is drive at what-ever speed they tell us, oh...and set the minimum drinking age where they tell us and have the required safety devices on our vehicles and proper registration and a few more little rules that will eventually show themselves as the technology develops. Or maybe like the school lunch programs, where everybody benefits except the ones that really want an education instead of social conditioning to become an assembly-line worker. Who really cares if we have to reduce standards so the lesser fortunate can compete grade-wise, when with just a few busses, we can have multi-cultural harmony. What I can't understand is why these two little things don't have their own TV shows and catchy little theme songs "Free lunch...free lunch...what you gonna do...what you gonna do when they don't feed you? Seat belts seat belts what you gonna do? what you gonna do when come to get you? Yea, sooner or later the police will very probably kick the door of your house in, toss a few flash-bangs, and rappell through the windows in full federally provided battle gear because surviellance cameras showed you driving down a federally funded highway without your seatbelt fastened! If you don't think it will ever go that far, remember that we are dealing with TV producers, government guidelines, and maybe a slow news night where the top story is about a dog someone is trying to keep from being put to death. Remind yourself that Ruby Ridge happened because of a 1/4" too short stock on an otherwise completely legal shotgun. Maybe even ignore that the supreme court has now opened the door for them to kick your ass legally anyway they want to while urinating on the forth amendment. Bad boys bad boys what ya gonna do? what gonna do when they come get you? not one damned thing.