When Patch ran an article by Ed Collins last week along with a poll to cite its owner for exceeding the limit, an overwhelming number of readers thought it was just a money maker for the Village.
Of the 40 responses, 31 indicated a belief that the purpose of using cameras to detect speeding in Deerfield was to enhance the Village’s revenue. Five people thought it would make conditions safer and four thought it would have no effect on safety.
One reader, Daniel Krudop, gave readers a lesson in the New Testament teachings and Aristotelian philosophy with his sole comment to the article. We welcome more of the same from him and everyone else.
“There are several ways I consider the act of speeding,” Krudop wrote. “As a Christian individual, I believe Romans 13:1-7 directs me to obey the civil authorities as I would obey God.”
Krudop went on to describe the ancient Greek philosopher’s view of a free person and a slave. He writes a citizen “obeys the law because he or she understands that only adherence to the law will allow all to be free.” A slave, he reasons, obeys out of fear of punishment.
“When I see someone driving with a radar detector or someone who brakes when they see a police car, my first thought is there goes a slave,” Krudop writes.