I have to live with authority every day. There are laws in place to protect me and others around me, laws that protect my possessions and safety. Laws that protect rights, ideas, money, and anything else that may need to be protected. And I agree with them. I live by the laws and as I have explained, I take responsibility for the things I do wrong - one ticket for having almost all my tail lights out (oops... I forgot I even had a 3rd brake light), and one ticket for cutting off a motorcop doing a U-turn in a hurry. Both were taken care of - I even had to go down to the traffic court 3 times for the brakelight ticket because I tried taking care of it too early. I had to put off the U-turn (unsafe turn) one until about a week before it was due, because I simply didn't have the money to pay it. When I did, I paid it, and opted to take traffic school for it as well.
However, this whole suspension situation cannot humanly be confused for a proper execution of justice. Nobody in their right mind could say, with a straight face, given all the facts, that this is just. If you look at it on paper, it looks like I shuffled off a ticket for running over an old lady, and after countless collection calls and letters, I got my license suspended. It doesn't imply that the ticket was for riding a scooter without a helmet. It doesn't imply that I was never given the information I needed. It doesn't tell anyone anything about the situation. So anyone that looks at it, sees some irresponsible prick for a driver. That's why I can't get a job. Because insurance companies, the slimeball shit that businesses choose for their liability purposes, now look at me as an irresponsible driver, for an occurrence on my record that occurred before I even began driving.
That is not justice.
I'm not even looking for advice here anymore; obviously there is none to be had here. I will never forget the lesson that this taught me: not that I should pay my tickets on time (that's a secondary lesson though), but rather that everyone should be deathly afraid of the traffic court and DMV, and that American justice is severely flawed in ways I never would have expected... exemplified by the idea that there are somehow people in the world that honestly believe that the "justice" served to me for what I did could be considered "justice".
Meanwhile, I'm changing focus in my life thanks to this. Instead of pursuing yet another worthless minimum wage job and pissing away my skills, I'm going after enrolling in college; something that doesn't require driving for a company with barbaric insurance regulations. You think I should take up a course in the legal system?
(Oh, and yeah, I'm 22 and I got C's and D's in high school. Can't you tell by my writing?)