Quick Hits Tuesday
Robert Guest for State Rep District 10
I filed with the Texas Libertarian Party to run for State Representative District 10. I can not decide how much to blog about this experience. I am sure it will provide endless inspiration but I do not want this to turn IWTS into a full time campaign blog. I am excited and I hope to spread some ideas about freedom, criminal justice, and the future of Texas.
If you are a libertarian let me encourage you to run for office. Voters need a choice between statism and freedom and the LP can always use good canidates. It is really not that hard to do. I’d be glad to help point you in the right direction. Shoot me an email if interested.
Should Illegal Drugs Be Legal?
The Foundation for Responsible Television filmed this great series in Dallas. I was going to be in the audience but criminal defense practice has a way of cancelling plans for you. Watch the video here.
Chat With The The Drug Czar
Drug Czar John Walters is accepting questions for an upcoming online chat. I sent two questions. I look forward to not being answered. Here they are-
1. Would legalizing marijuana end the billion dollar monopoly organize crime has on the domestic marijuana market and take these profits away from drug cartels?
2. Has your office ever advocated for an extension of the 4th or 5th amendment, or for more privacy protection in any situation?
I sent easy questions. In case Mr. Watlers needs help the answers are Yes, and No. I hope more American have the courage to question Prohibition. Send in your questions and let the Drug Czar know your concerns.
I Didn’t Know I Could Refuse That
During my DWI intake interviews I hear that phrase over and over in regards to field sobriety testing. You have the right to refuse roadside field sobriety tests. The police can and will still arrest you, and the Prosecutor will argue that you refused because you are drunk.
Personally, I would never take an HGN (follow the pen with your eyes) test. It is junk science performed without proper training. The worst part is that the test is not captured on video. That makes it very difficult to cross examine the officer on his conclusions.