today we got pulled over by the border police.
they thought we were smuggling illegal immigrants or drugs into canada.
they asked if nitzan and i were naturalized citizens (nitzan was born a US citizen, i was naturalized)
they asked us if we had any drugs (we did not)
i think it’s a strange concept that we have somehow invested power in these random dudes who can flip on a siren and install fear in a generally law abiding young group of musicians.. did i ever sign a contract to authorize the police? i suppose it is a social contract of sorts, but still, it’s awful to think of a flawed system that could put you in captivity even if you hadn’t done anything wrong..
it reminds me of the fryeburg county fair, where that concept didn’t seem to apply so strictly (it was like that in montana too).. i can suddenly start to understand the libertarian concept of limited government.. we are free people.. we can rule ourselves.. we don’t need police officers or federal goverments to regulate our actions.. it’s our life..