And your rights are more important that people's lives. I get it.
Regardless. If you hit a child, you will face the courts and given the flashy lights and stop sign were being displayed, even if ignoring them doesn’t result in a ticket, it will be the basis for proving your negligence and as such, a basis for whatever crime you are charged with.
I wouldn't say acceptable. But as the state law is written in this instance, it would not be illegal to do it. The legislature failed to take that situation into account and it must be the legislature that fixes it if it wants that situation covered by the law. Other states do make traffic laws applicable to such roads, yours apparently one of them. But with 50 states each having their own laws, they aren't going all be the same. This is one illustration of that.
Neither. Just responding to what he stated - that he would risk injuring a child as long as the law did not obligate him to stop.