Respect my authority!

A bloke gets pulled up for speeding. Being about 10 Km’s over
the speed limit, the cop announces that the guy will be fined
$200. Naturally, the bloke isn’t very happy.

“What if I got outta this car and beat the shit out of you? What
would happen to me?” he said. The police officer explained that
such an action is called “Assaulting a police officer” and could
result in imprisonment.

“Okay then,” says the bloke, “What if I call you a cunt?”

The cop then explains that this action is called “Insulting a
police officer” and results in a hefty fine.

“Right” says the bloke, “What about if I think you’re a cunt?”

The officer explains that thinking is not against the law, and
freedom of thought permitted anyone to think anything they liked.

The bloke thought for a minute and said, “Well I think you’re a
cunt!”