The Loud Motorcycle Cult[ure], Loud Auto and Truck Cult[ure], have become a rebellious group of “domestic terrorists” plaguing the roadways and communities of America while our law enforcement community is too apathetic, too unconcerned, too ignorant of the law and too participatory in the illegal conduct of operating an illegally equipped, illegally LOUD motor vehicle on our public roadways to police these NOISE bullies and provide protection for our most innocent – an unacceptable scenario that has continued for some four-decades. Truth is, an entire generation of American’s have been so thoroughly inundated with illegal motor vehicle noise that an overwhelming majority naively believe motorcycles are manufactured to be LOUD; after all, law enforcement does nothing to counter that misconception. In addition, Hollywood and the Motorcycle Rights Organizations glorify the illegal conduct of riding LOUD while the behavior, the machismo, has been internalized by the Loud Biker Cult[ure] as a “right” of freedom of expression. Though the American citizen has been “conditioned” through repeated exposure to illegal, dangerous, motor vehicle noise, an overwhelming majority of the populous is ignorant of the devastating short term and long term physiological and psychological effects of this insidious environmental pollutant.
Compounding the problem of law enforcement nonfeasance is the misfeasance/malfeasance of the United States Environmental Protection Agency as this “regulatory entity” has completely neglected to “regulate” the criminal-conspiratorial marketing tactics of the motorcycle aftermarket exhaust industry where NOT FOR ROAD USE – COMPETITION ONLY – CLOSED COURSE aftermarket exhausts are openly and brazenly distributed to street motorcycle retailers and the individual consumer for use on our pubic roadways thus expressing absolutely no fear of regulatory intervention…and the people suffer.
Furthermore, America’s illegal vehicular NOISE problems are exacerbated by Governors and Attorney Generals who place more emphasis on tourism dollars than protection of their citizenry while local elected officials i.e. Mayors prostitute themselves with the Loud Biker Cult[ure] during motorcycle rallies. Mayors knowingly and with intent invite many thousands of motorcyclists from around the United States into their respective jurisdictions for motorcycle rallies knowing via experiential knowledge that some 80%-to-90% of the motorcycles in attendance will be illegally LOUD, illegally equipped with NOT FOR ROAD USE aftermarket exhausts. These Mayors, motivated by political expediency and greed for the city coffer, opt to ignore the protective intent of well-established Federal and State muffler laws – laws enacted specifically for the protection of the citizenry within their jurisdiction – while these elected officials provide police protection for the law breakers i.e. the Loud Biker Cult[ure] and permit these narcissistic bullies to roam their municipalities unencumbered for days while the tax-paying citizenry suffers.
The Mayor enters into a conspiratorial relationship with their respective Police Chief and agreements are made to not enforce the motor vehicle muffler laws thereby ensuring increased attendance numbers in conjunction with an increased profit margin from the fund raising proprietary/non-governmental function…and again…the citizenry in that municipality suffer as does the citizenry along the routes providing ingress and egress to and from the biker rally event.
The United States Department of Justice and the individual States Attorney General ignore this unequal application of the law while the American citizen’s civil liberties and civil rights are violated with impunity by the narcissistic Loud Biker Cult[ure]. Fact is, there is absolutely nothing that transpires at an unlawfully LOUD motorcycle rally that could not transpire with the attendees atop a motorcycle with the quiet, legal, US EPA approved, factory-installed muffler affixed to said motorcycle – absolutely nothing! This unethical conduct by our Nation’s mayors and police chiefs infuses an illegitimate legitimacy into the illegal conduct of operating an illegally equipped, illegally LOUD motorcycle on our public roadways while the Loud Biker Cult[ure] internalizes the misfeasance of our elected officials as “approval” of their illegal, narcissistic behavior.
The Loud Biker Cult[ure], having internalized a sense of entitlement due to decades of police nonfeasance/non-enforcement, has opted to ignore the protective intent of the Federal and State muffler laws and thereby demonstrate contempt for the rule of law and America’s most innocent by removing the quiet, US EPA approved factory-installed muffler and replacing same with a NOT FOR ROAD USE illegal aftermarket competition exhaust that emits between four-to-eight+ times the legal “total” motorcycle noise emissions of 80 dB(A) (logarithmic scale) under hard acceleration – 80 dB(A) being the “minimum” level of protection for the general public.
Though the tax-paying, hard working, law abiding citizen faithfully fulfills their obligations relevant to the civil-reciprocal contract established between the citizen and their State under the auspices of a Constitutional Republic, the States have defaulted on their obligation and duty to “protect” the vehicular noise beleaguered American citizen from the vehicular NOISE bullies who assault our children, our elderly, our handicapped, our families with impunity and NOTHING IS DONE! The States, through the Federal Court System, have shielded themselves from liability and thus, except for the most exacting of circumstances, cannot be held civilly or criminally liable for their nonfeasance/non-enforcement via protections granted them through qualified immunity; therefore, the citizenry suffers without recourse or redress…and – no one in authority appears to have any concern or care! If the citizen defaults or disobeys their obligatory duties under the civil-reciprocal contract, both the criminal and civil law ensures swift and sure justice, but when the States mock their obligation relevant to “protection” and the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of “equal protection” under the law, the venerable intent and promises of the Constitution are nullified and treated with contempt and disdain.
Our police won’t intercede and protect us for they’ve compromised their integrity with the Illegally LOUD motor vehicle cult[ure] and are apathetic and unconcerned as are their supervisors; Our elected officials compromise their integrity and oath of office for profit; Our Courts have turned their back on the common man and woman seeking the guarantees, the protections enumerated within the Federal and State Constitution; Our legislators, from Capitol Hill to the State Houses, buddy-up to the well-funded lobbyists of the Motorcycle Rights Organizations; therefore, what can be done? The future “domestic tranquility” of our posterity certainly looks bleak when one considers the power, influence, unity, money, lobbyists and legal counsel available to the special interests of the Motorcycle Rights Organizations compared to the voice-less, divergent, unorganized, vehicular noise beleaguered American citizen. What are our options?
Elected officials have two primary concerns – their political longevity and money. Political longevity is contingent upon a happy and satisfied constituency. The secret or the key to STOPPING the exponential growth of illegally LOUD, illegally equipped motor vehicles currently operating unencumbered on our public roadways lies in the hands of America’s Dads and Moms who must STAND UP, SPEAK OUT and complain, complain, complain, write, write, write and keep on complaining to their local, county, state and federal representatives and demand that law enforcement do its job i.e. enforce the applicable muffler laws and STOP these narcissistic motor vehicle NOISE bullies from abusing our children, our elderly, our handicapped, our families. If you don’t care – the police won’t care! STOP MOTOR VEHICLE NOISE ABUSE! The solution rests with you – the American citizen!
Finally, let’s be very clear and frankly honest with ourselves. The way in which a man or woman rides or drives is very telling relevant to the condition of their heart of hearts. Men, Patriots, Philanthropists, Christians…do NOT illegally modify motor vehicles to emit intrusive, illegal, dangerous noise levels then, with volition, proceed out onto our public roadways and carelessly, negligently, audibly assault children, the elderly, the handicapped, our families with those illegal noise emissions. Regardless of the pervasiveness of illegal motor vehicle noise on our public roadways today resulting from the destructive ideology of Moral Relativism, the behavior can only be attributed to a narcissistic, selfish, irresponsible, bully personality-type that is void of respect for the rule of law as well as the quality of life, the health and welfare of their fellowman. This antisocial mindset naturally promulgates behaviors that are the antithesis of mores, norms, values, critically necessary for a healthy and sustainable Constitutional Republic.
During the week of May 16-19, 2017 – I presented the following Congressional Bill Proposal to certain representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. while lobbing there for the protection of the vehicular noise beleaguered American citizen…your support for this Vehicular Noise Bill would be much appreciated, see: The American Quality of Life Act – 2017 (A Federal Motor Vehicle Muffler Mandate): https://view.publitas.com/p222-12679/american-quality-of-life-act-2017-congressional-bill-proposal/
See the entire article regarding illegally loud motorcycles here: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/the-truth-about-loud-motorcycles-the-police-wont-or-cant-tell-you/
Rick Holtsclaw, Houston PD/Retired
Concerned Citizens Against Loud Motorcycles – Facebook, YouTube and WordPress/Noise Free America (Answer Man)