It was less than a year ago that Virginia lawmakers admirably outlawed red light cameras, citing–believe it or not–"liberty" as their reason.
How fleeting liberty can be. Yesterday, the state senate gave the okay to traffic cameras.
This is the sort "liberty" most everyone deals with. This is the sort of "liberty" you exercise, dear voter, every time you cast. Your "liberty" goes only so far as the next election cycle or legislative session, where it is thereby held for ransom.
Real liberty is a recognition of a natural human condition which no man, majority of voters, legislature or executive has a moral right to mess with. It is for this basic and simple reason that governments are immoral at all levels — and so are most of its voting subjects.