Thursday, May 31, 2007
AURORA, Colo. - An amputee who discovered a burglar inside his home was shot while fighting him off with a crutch. Roger Baxter survived the Tuesday incident after a cell phone apparently slowed a bullet to his chest. "I just got it programmed," Baxter said of the phone.Baxter lost his right leg after being hit by a tractor-trailer in October. He was returning from getting a haircut when he discovered the man with a gun inside his house."He was pointing it at me," Baxter told KDVR-TV. "He kept coming toward me and he got within 5 foot of me and that's when I hauled off and hit him with one of my crutches."Aurora police spokesman Robert Friel said Baxter was wounded in the upper torso after the bullet hit the phone. Friel said two juveniles were arrested, one believed to be the suspect in the attack and the other believed to have been a lookout. Their names have not been released."It's not my time," said Baxter, a Vietnam veteran. "I went head to head against a semi back in October and today I went up against a 9 mm and I'm here. I'm just a tough old bird."
Glad this guy is alright and the Police caught the bad guys. I just wouldn't want to be on this guy's bad side because any man that takes a crutch to a gunfight and isn't in critical condition afterwards is one tough...well whatever adjective you want to use.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
I'll be honest, I've never served in the military. Thankfully I was to young when Desert Storm wrapped up. So I guess anytime I talk to those that have and are I'm in total awe of what they did for this nation. I also feel a little shame that I never picked up a rifle to do my part. Those that have served, serving, and will serve deserve the utmost support we can give them. While questioning before we go in to a conflict may be a good thing, once we are in it is time to shut up.
THINGS WE CAN DO FOR OUR TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES:
If you know of a military family in the area playing catch with one of the kids.
Help with errands.
Treats for the Troops
America Supports You
I also thank the families that were and are left behind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Friday, May 25, 2007
The more I see from the 'prophet of Global Warming' lives, it forces me to question even more how serious a threat global warming may be.
If it was serious those heralding global warming would be living like the world would end, not like the pigs from Animal Farm.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
As stolen from the XD Forum
1. Open a new file in your computer.
2. Name it "Hillary Rodham Clinton"
3. Send it to the trash.
4. Empty the trash.
5. Your PC will ask you, "Do you really want to get rid of "Hillary Rodham Clinton?"
6. Firmly click "Yes."
7. Feel better.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
KIRO TV out of Washington State is reporting about a former Marine that was injured in a Iraq that is being required to repay a severance package he received from the Corps because he is now under the auspices of the Veterans Administration.
This guy is having to work 16 hrs a day just to keep his family solvent. We owe all our military more than this.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I was on hiatus as my herd was in town this weekend which gave me an opportunity to watch the clinton news network, mainly because the hotel cable package was so pitiful.
CNN was doing a piece on the drug war south of the border and the Mexican government is complaining about illegal automatic firearms coming across the border from the US. Now admittedly I have no idea if the media was substituting semi-auto for automatic or not but the example of weapon they used was a Kalashnikov (AK-47). These are made and were made in former soviet bloc nations, never in the US. Since the Chinese have port terminals that they own in california and own both sides of the Panama Canal and in the '90's the Russians were selling everything, the more logical culprits would be them since a 1986 law limiting the sale of automatic weapons to those produced prior to 1986. The reason I doubt that American automatic weapons are being widely used a 1928 Thompson Sub-machine gun will run a person $15,000. Even with all the drug money drug kingpins take in they aren't going to pay those kind of prices to arm their "army."
But since the Mexicans' are complaining about the illegal gun trade I have a very heartfelt suggestion, something that will keep the evil guns out of the hands of the innocent drug kingpins:
Thursday, May 17, 2007
I'm not a huge animal lover, in fact beyond my sister's cat, horses, and those that I eat the only other critter I like to see is the bald eagle. Granted it may be due to the Flag-waving hick part of my personality, but anytime an eagle is returned to the wild it is a positive for all of us, as it helps control the varmit population. On the Sixteenth of this month, two bald eagles were released from Fort Lincoln State Park.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
After I got home from Bible study tonight and before The Shield came on FX I watched a few minutes of the debates.
There is nothing worse than watching six guys claim that they are conservative when they are anything but.
I honestly don't know why the Top Tier politicians are concidered the Top Tier, just the name recognition or is it because the marxist media is telling us they are the A-Team.
The Honorable Rudy Guillani is far from conservative. While if he was to be believed at faced value with his purported latest position on abortion makes sense, and if it was what he believed I could support being a Federalist, where as he says the states should decide. There is a small problem, every time a state makes moves to impose any bans on abortions the left runs off to the courts. His support of 'domestic partnerships' or whatever sissy name he has assigned to it this week just is ignorant. Honestly, I don't care if someone is gay, just don't expect me to sacrifice my beliefs. IF it is about hospital visits pass a law where people can do something like a living will as to those who can come visit. Heck, I have friends that I would rather see than a couple of cousins. Then his use of the constitution as a weapon against the citizens of New York, rather than a limit on government. That alone violates my principles as a Federalist. Even if he is the strongest fighter against the monsters how can I vote for him if it costs me my 1st and 2nd Amendment rights? I can't
Governor Romney the same problems. He passed an 'assault weapons' ban that is the most restrictive in the country. Then the gay marriage thing again, and abortion. Whatever support I may have been willing to give him...is nonexistent any more. Just because he says he has conservative values doesn't mean he's a conservative. He may have one or two, but I'm not going to vote for someone who will violate my 2nd Amendment rights, especially if he doesn't understand them.
John McCain, well, I swear he is the 1950's Manchurian Candidate. If McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill, limiting free speech, wasn't enough there is the McCain-Kennedy Immigration Bill.
One of the Bench warmers (Ron Paul) blamed our support of Israel.....This guy should just go to the daily kos and leave us alone. I WILL NOT support an anti-Semite.
Then there were a couple that were stumbling all over themselves.
The only highlight I saw, was one Senator Brownbecks impassioned defense of life. How no matter how tragic a pregnancy happens due to a rape there is still an innocent life that should have the right to life. (What bugs me the monsters have more rights than an unborn child. )
What in the world are we supposed to do? Support these freaks? I don't like the idea of the RINOs trying to re-define conservatism to get themselves elected. A conservative DOES NOT support abortion, DOES NOT attack the constitution, and DOES NOT blame an Ally. Guess I'm going to have to write in my Buddy Fetz. He is kinda a moderate, but at least he's pro-life.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
KOMOTV.com is reporting that Washington State has passed a law forbidding drivers from text messaging.
I may be opposed to government from limiting personal freedom, but when people are so irresponsible that they violate other citizens' rights to life and liberty government is unfortunately forced into the encroachment of individual freedoms.
The trend where individuals care more about self than being a good citizen is disturbing.
I will admit it, from what I know about Mormonism it is a cult, not Christianity. But the mere fact that Governor Romney is a Mormon wouldn't keep me from voting for him. I'm not to sure how conservative he is. His Conservatism ratio would be the decisive factor whether or not I would vote for him.-Dakotaranger
I feel I must deal with the hate that came from the Reverend sharpton. Since he is now the arbiter of what is offensive for him to be consistent he must resign from the pulpit and from his radio program.
His apology was empty, unlike what he received from that rat-fink don imus, trying to blame someone else for starting the discussion. Trying to claim that because he's black he wouldn't be allowed to join the church. One small problem, he thinks Mormonism is a cult also, he wouldn't join even if it kept out 'white interlopers.'
While the Reverend has the right to free-speech there is no right to pollute the airwaves with hatred such as that. He must resign because of this offense.
Foxnews.com is reporting that Pakastani Christians have received threating letters to convert to the 'religion of peace' or else.
I don't get why the left doesn't see the islamofascists as threat, especially the way they treat women, view homosexuality, and think about all infidels.
It is disturbing to me that the left sees Christianity as more a threat to them than those that would decapate them for what the monsters see as impurity. But I guess that's what you get with public education.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
I will admit it I'm confused about what the truth behind these monsters are. One report they were trying to buy semi-auto 'assault weapons', Rocket Propelled Grenades, and automatic pistols. So these six monsters, three that are illegal aliens, wanted to buy semi-auto rifles, but wanted full-auto machine pistols? Machine pistols are notoriously difficult to control, being full-auto, but if they wanted full-auto assault weapons wouldn't they want assault rifles? Unfortunately, thanks to an agenda the media is using terms that aren't interchangeable as if they are.
Now, the mainstream media was ignoring the concept that three of the six are illegal aliens. After the capture of these monsters there should have been movement from the government to seal the borders. But instead I hear crickets chirping. A border fence would help keep monsters out. If we are going to be consistent with the spirit of the 'Patriot Act' and if the Senate and the White House want us to accept S 1237.
There is a connection between Iraq and Fort Dix. Ft. Dix is a mustering post for troops heading to Iraq. Then there is the Clinton connection to this. Evidently, the Clinton's fast tracked Albanians to have refugee status based at Fort Dix.
This wasn't a case of homegrown terrorism. ALL were foreign born. Two had green cards and only one was a US citizen. I also don't get this concept that there is no connection between these six and international terrorism considering that they swear allegiance to Bin Ladin.
Another thing, even semi-auto rifles in New Jersey are illegal for law abiding citizens, so how could they get away with practicing with semi-auto rifles in the Pocono's?
I don't understand how we are supposed to be an informed populace or why we should trust the media when they can't even get the basic facts right.
On another note:
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Myway is reporting for the 1st time in a Century bald eagles are nesting in Wisconsin. It's great to hear that the bald eagles are increasing their range.
Posted by DAKOTARANGER at 03:21
HR 1022 IH
H. R. 1022
To reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 13, 2007
Mrs. MCCARTHY of New York introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007'.
SEC. 2. REINSTATEMENT FOR 10 YEARS OF REPEALED CRIMINAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO ASSAULT WEAPONS AND LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICES.
(a) Reinstatement of Provisions Wholly Repealed- Paragraphs (30) and (31) of section 921(a), subsections (v) and (w) and Appendix A of section 922, and the last 2 sentences of section 923(i) of title 18, United States Code, as in effect just before the repeal made by section 110105(2) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, are hereby enacted into law.
(b) Reinstatement of Provisions Partially Repealed- Section 924 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
(1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:
`(B) knowingly violates subsection (a)(4), (f), (k), (r), (v), or (w) of section 922;'; and
(2) in subsection (c)(1)(B), by striking clause (i) and inserting the following:
`(i) is a short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun, or semiautomatic assault weapon, the person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 10 years; or'.
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
(a) In General- Section 921(a)(30) of title 18, United States Code, as added by section 2(a) of this Act, is amended to read as follows:
`(30) The term `semiautomatic assault weapon' means any of the following:
`(A) The following rifles or copies or duplicates thereof:
`(i) AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM, MAK90, Misr, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93, VEPR;
`(iii) AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite M15, or Olympic Arms PCR;
`(v) Calico Liberty;
`(vi) Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle or Dragunov SVU;
`(vii) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, or FNC;
`(viii) Hi-Point Carbine;
`(ix) HK-91, HK-93, HK-94, or HK-PSG-1;
`(x) Kel-Tec Sub Rifle;
`(xi) M1 Carbine;
`(xiii) SAR-8, SAR-4800;
`(xiv) SKS with detachable magazine;
`(xv) SLG 95;
`(xvi) SLR 95 or 96;
`(xvii) Steyr AUG;
`(xviii) Sturm, Ruger Mini-14;
`(xx) Thompson 1927, Thompson M1, or Thompson 1927 Commando; or
`(xxi) Uzi, Galil and Uzi Sporter, Galil Sporter, or Galil Sniper Rifle (Galatz).
`(B) The following pistols or copies or duplicates thereof:
`(i) Calico M-110;
`(ii) MAC-10, MAC-11, or MPA3;
`(iii) Olympic Arms OA;
`(iv) TEC-9, TEC-DC9, TEC-22 Scorpion, or AB-10; or
`(C) The following shotguns or copies or duplicates thereof:
`(i) Armscor 30 BG;
`(ii) SPAS 12 or LAW 12;
`(iii) Striker 12; or
`(D) A semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine, and that has--
`(i) a folding or telescoping stock;
`(ii) a threaded barrel;
`(iii) a pistol grip;
`(iv) a forward grip; or
`(v) a barrel shroud.
`(E)(i) Except as provided in clause (ii), a semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
`(ii) Clause (i) shall not apply to an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.
`(F) A semiautomatic pistol that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine, and has--
`(i) a second pistol grip;
`(ii) a threaded barrel;
`(iii) a barrel shroud; or
`(iv) the capacity to accept a detachable magazine at a location outside of the pistol grip.
`(G) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
`(H) A semiautomatic shotgun that has--
`(i) a folding or telescoping stock;
`(ii) a pistol grip;
`(iii) the ability to accept a detachable magazine; or
`(iv) a fixed magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds.
`(I) A shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
`(J) A frame or receiver that is identical to, or based substantially on the frame or receiver of, a firearm described in any of subparagraphs (A) through (I) or (L).
`(K) A conversion kit.
`(L) A semiautomatic rifle or shotgun originally designed for military or law enforcement use, or a firearm based on the design of such a firearm, that is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, as determined by the Attorney General. In making the determination, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a firearm procured for use by the United States military or any Federal law enforcement agency is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, and a firearm shall not be determined to be particularly suitable for sporting purposes solely because the firearm is suitable for use in a sporting event.'.
North Dakota has no limit on the size of magazine to hunt fur bearing animals. The .223 or the 5.56 NATO is ideal for coyote or mountain lion. Semi-auto shotguns are great for trapshooting or pheasant hunting. No sporting value? I guess this is what you get with public education.
The Smith &Wesson M&P AR15 semi-auto .223/5.56 with adjustabl stock.
I'd like to see how you'd conceal this one.
(b) Related Definitions- Section 921(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:
`(36) Barrel Shroud- The term `barrel shroud' means a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel of a firearm so that the shroud protects the user of the firearm from heat generated by the barrel, but does not include a slide that encloses the barrel, and does not include an extension of the stock along the bottom of the barrel which does not encircle or substantially encircle the barrel.
There is no such thing as a barrel shroud. According to traditions of discovery and invention those that find something or invent an item they have the right to name it. Every long gun from the beginning the stock ran the length of the barrel so as the shooter didn't burn their hands. The Spensor Rifle (developed during the Civil War) had a lever that had to be pulled down to load. The furniture included a butt stock and a forearm what HR 1022 is referring to as a "barrel shroud." When Rep. McCarthy was asked what a barrel shroud was, she had no clue. A politician can't change the definition of something at a whim.
`(37) Conversion Kit- The term `conversion kit' means any part or combination of parts designed and intended for use in converting a firearm into a semiautomatic assault weapon, and any combination of parts from which a semiautomatic assault weapon can be assembled if the parts are in the possession or under the control of a person.
`(38) Detachable Magazine- The term `detachable magazine' means an ammunition feeding device that can readily be inserted into a firearm.
`(39) Fixed Magazine- The term `fixed magazine' means an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm.
`(40) Folding or Telescoping Stock- The term `folding or telescoping stock' means a stock that folds, telescopes, or otherwise operates to reduce the length, size, or any other dimension, or otherwise enhances the concealability, of a firearm.
`(41) Forward Grip- The term `forward grip' means a grip located forward of the trigger that functions as a pistol grip.
`(42) Pistol Grip- The term `pistol grip' means a grip, a thumbhole stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip.
`(43) Threaded Barrel- The term `threaded barrel' means a feature or characteristic that is designed in such a manner to allow for the attachment of a firearm as defined in section 5845(a) of the National Firearms Act (26 U.S.C. 5845(a)).'.
SEC. 4. GRANDFATHER PROVISION.
Section 922(v)(2) of title 18, United States Code, as added by section 2(a) of this Act, is amended--
(1) by inserting `(A)' after `(2)'; and
(2) by adding after and below the end the following:
`(B) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any firearm the possession or transfer of which would (but for this subparagraph) be unlawful by reason of this subsection, and which is otherwise lawfully possessed on the date of the enactment of this subparagraph.'.
SEC. 5. REPEAL OF CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS.
Section 922(v)(3) of title 18, United States Code, as added by section 2(a) of this Act, is amended by striking `(3)' and all that follows through the 1st sentence and inserting the following:
`(3) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any firearm that--
`(A) is manually operated by bolt, pump, level, or slide action;
`(B) has been rendered permanently inoperable; or
`(C) is an antique firearm.'.
SEC. 6. REQUIRING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR THE TRANSFER OF LAWFULLY POSSESSED SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS.
Section 922(v) of title 18, United States Code, as added by section 2(a) of this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following:
`(5) It shall be unlawful for any person to transfer a semiautomatic assault weapon to which paragraph (1) does not apply, except through--
`(A) a licensed dealer, and for purposes of subsection (t) in the case of such a transfer, the weapon shall be considered to be transferred from the business inventory of the licensed dealer and the dealer shall be considered to be the transferor; or
`(B) a State or local law enforcement agency if the transfer is made in accordance with the procedures provided for in subsection (t) of this section and section 923(g).
`(6) The Attorney General shall establish and maintain, in a timely manner, a record of the make, model, and date of manufacture of any semiautomatic assault weapon which the Attorney General is made aware has been used in relation to a crime under Federal or State law, and the nature and circumstances of the crime involved, including the outcome of relevant criminal investigations and proceedings. The Attorney General shall annually submit the record to the Congress and make the record available to the general public.'.
SEC. 7. STRENGTHENING THE BAN ON THE POSSESSION OR TRANSFER OF A LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE.
(a) Ban on Transfer of Semiautomatic Assault Weapon With Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device-
(1) IN GENERAL- Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after subsection (y) the following:
`(z) It shall be unlawful for any person to transfer any assault weapon with a large capacity ammunition feeding device.'.
(2) PENALTIES- Section 924(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:
`(8) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(z) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.'.
(b) Certification Requirement-
(1) IN GENERAL- Section 922(w) of such title, as added by section 2(a) of this Act, is amended--
(A) in paragraph (3)--
(i) by adding `or' at the end of subparagraph (B); and
(ii) by striking subparagraph (C) and redesignating subparagraph (D) as subparagraph (C); and
(B) by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following:
`(4) It shall be unlawful for a licensed manufacturer, licensed importer, or licensed dealer who transfers a large capacity ammunition feeding device that was manufactured on or before the date of the enactment of this subsection, to fail to certify to the Attorney General before the end of the 60-day period that begins with the date of the transfer, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Attorney General, that the device was manufactured on or before the date of the enactment of this subsection.'.
(2) PENALTIES- Section 924(a) of such title, as amended by subsection (a)(2) of this section, is amended by adding at the end the following:
`(9) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(w)(4) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.'.
SEC. 8. UNLAWFUL WEAPONS TRANSFERS TO JUVENILES.
Section 922(x) of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
(1) in paragraph (1)--
(A) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period and inserting a semicolon; and
(B) by adding at the end the following:
`(C) a semiautomatic assault weapon; or
`(D) a large capacity ammunition feeding device.'; and
(2) in paragraph (2)--
(A) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period and inserting a semicolon; and
(B) by adding at the end the following:
`(C) a semiautomatic assault weapon; or
`(D) a large capacity ammunition feeding device.'.
SEC. 9. BAN ON IMPORTATION OF LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE.
(a) In General- Section 922(w) of title 18, United States Code, as added by section 2(a) of this Act, is amended--
(1) in paragraph (1), by striking `(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2)' and inserting `(1)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B)';
(2) in paragraph (2), by striking `(2) Paragraph (1)' and inserting `(B) Subparagraph (A)'; and
(3) by inserting before paragraph (3) the following:
`(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to import or bring into the United States a large capacity ammunition feeding device.'.
(b) Conforming Amendment- Section 921(a)(31)(A) of such title, as added by section 2(a) of this Act, is amended by striking `manufactured after the date of enactment of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994'.
Friday, May 04, 2007
Using a liberal argument It's too soon. Sorry couldn't help myself.
The media has been talking about '08 since election night'04.
Why are we speeding up the process this time? Most people just don't care about Presidential politics until the Sept or Oct before.
The way things are set up people are going to be so worn out hearing about the Presidential candidates by Nov '08 most may stay home handing the election to the commie chick. Now I see that Florida wants to have their Primary in January-January!?
Even though I've followed politics since I was fourteen the RINOs and the left have frustrated me enough not to care about what they have to say, mainly because it is nothing new. While it was great that all the "Repubs" (and I say this only because the Honorable Giuliani, while being pro-defense of the nation from the monsters will sell out personal responsibility in a heartbeat). Which is another thing that ticks me off, Rudy and McCain talk a good game about fighting the monsters, but both have undercut the constitution. Something that is worrisome with HR 1022 and S 1237 on the horizon (more on these later). One of the things I would love to ask Rudy is, 'since you think that abortion is a right that government should federally fund it, if you become President can I submit a bill for a Barret .50 Caliber rifle to you for the government to pay for?' We all know what his answer would be to that, dang RINO.
Sorry about the soapbox, but it is insane to be thinking about 2008 yet. It is getting as bad as having to listen to who is getting Anna N. Smith's rugrat, what is that movie line, I'm mad as ---- and I'm not going to take it anymore!!!
Thursday, May 03, 2007
"Massachusetts Bill of Rights, Part the First, 1780
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
APNews via myway news is reporting that a complaint that was filed about the New Jersey governor John Corzine not wearing his seat belt was dropped by the guy who filed it before the judge could rule on it.
While it was a bad accident that may or may not have been avoidable there are a couple things to contemplate:
- Security experts say that the most dangerous thing in an escape and evasion event is to be wearing your seat belt because you don't have the mobility you made need, but then follow it up with but you can be killed without it.
- The citizens of the People's Republic of New Jersey have to abide by the law.
I have said before I don't like wearing my seat belt and I can say with all honesty I would be dead if I had been wearing it 11 yrs ago when les lemm hit us. If the police don't charge the Governor for not wearing his seat belt it is just criminal and disgusting because the Governor would be saying that he is better than the populace and in spite of the fact he ignores the law he expects the populace to obey is not only immoral, but the beginning of a monarchy with a ruling class that thinks they are above the populace or even worse ANARCHY
The governor's chief of staff has said that the governor should have to pay the fine. Whether or not the governor gets fined if he is a man of integrity, being the leader of his state, he MUST pay the fine. A simple apology doesn't negate justice being necessarily carried out.