Driver’s License and Registration Please

Everybody basically knows what that means. You have been pulled over by a law enforcement officer and they want to see your driver’s license. Maybe it was speeding, maybe a dead inspection sticker, tag light, any number of reasons, but what does it matter…just pull over. Roll down your window, keep your hands on the wheel at 10 and 2 and be respectful. You might receive a citation or a ticket but it’s not the end of the world. Let me introduce you to Rupert…Rupert is one of those people who thinks the cops are always out to get him. Maybe he watches those YouTube videos about people arguing with the police at traffic stops or perhaps he thinks of himself as an activist standing up against the man. Sounds like this: Officer – May I see your driver’s license and registration please? Rupert – I’m not showing you Shit! Why did you pull me over? You ain’t got no reason to be pulling me over…and so on and so on. Meanwhile Rupert’s friend is video taping the whole transaction while Rupert shows off for the camera. This will not end well for Rupert. The officer calls for back up and is now asking Rupert to step out of the vehicle. Rupert rolls up his window and calls who? THE POLICE! he wants to speak to the officer’s supervisor. Meanwhile the officer is shouting commands to Rupert…GET OUT OF THE VEHICLE! KEEP YOUR HANDS WHERE I CAN SEE THEM! Rupert pays no attention to the commands and then the officer smashes the driver’s side window and drags Rupert from the vehicle. Chaos ensues as the passengers in the vehicle are ordered OUT OF THE CAR! GET DOWN ON THE GROUND! Officers with guns drawn, some are well trained and experienced and some are rookies full of adrenaline and fear. Certainly Rupert and his friends are going to jail or worse if someone reaches for their phone in the console or a purse under the seat. READ ALL ABOUT IT! POLICE SHOOT UNARMED MAN AT TRAFFIC STOP! It’s a strange time we’re living in. Rioters in the streets burning cities down, movements to defund police departments and police officers gunned down in broad daylight. Media coverage highlighting the plight of the poor in spite of their criminal behavior. Regardless of what side of America you’re on, the left or the right, socialist or capitalist, black, white brown or green, do yourself and your loved ones a favor. When you get pulled over by a police officer just give them your license and registration, say yes sir, yes ma’am and live to fight another day.

Proverbs 13:20

Read it – Apply it – Change your life

20 Walk with the wise and become wise;
    associate with fools and get in trouble.