Using red shift, we determine that the farther out that we look that the faster the galaxies are traveling, and so prove that our universe is expanding and accelerating. But really aren't we saying that a long time ago they were moving very fast? After all the light arriving now originated not long after the big bang. Suppose I was driving a car extremely fast and it took a long time for the light to get to you, and when you last saw me i was going very fast but since then ran out of gas and have come to a stop. Is it appropriate to assume that I am still going as fast as your last observation a long time in my past? If we assume that all the laws of the universe are being applied universally, then if I look to galaxies nearby and I see them moving at a slower speed than those at huge distances, can't I infer that all the galaxies in the universe are doing the same thing, moving slower than they once were going, even though the light to prove it hasn't gotten to me yet? Or was I just the slowest galaxy in the universe (lucky me lol), and got left behind.