But back to Diana Vice and her blog. Diana writes:
As a registered Republican, these types of Republican-sponsored measures make me cringe. The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate passed a bill 28-22 yesterday that would allow cities and towns to install cameras at intersections to catch drivers running red lights.Absolutely. These types of Big Brother measures could not be more opposed to Republican philosophy of limited government.
C'mon, guys and gals, we all know that this is less about public safety and more about increasing revenue by extorting fines from Hoosier citizens. It's also an example of why more and more Republicans are abandoning the Party of Lincoln to join their Libertarian friends.
This is not only bad public policy, but it smacks of a Big Brother mentality. Republicans simply should not be supporting these types of intrusive measures.
Diana goes on to provide some research on red lights cameras around the country. If the members of the General Assembly aren't reading her blog, they should be.