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'Inside Washington' Host: Why is it Constitutional to Force People to Buy Car Insurance
Newsbusters ^ | 12/18/10 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 12/18/2010 8:03:56 PM PST by Nachum

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To: bvw

Not without a state-approved license, having car insurance, and after taking tests and paying a license plate fee.

Go without those, and see how much of a “right” you have.


101 posted on 12/19/2010 9:34:09 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: VanDeKoik

Travel is a right. Travel on public ways is a right.

You have a right to have sex, but in saner times and places than today you needed a license to do so. It was nonetheless still a right.


102 posted on 12/19/2010 9:43:24 AM PST by bvw
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To: ElkGroveDan

Without car insurance? So what happens if you get into an accident? Pay out of pocket?


103 posted on 12/19/2010 12:03:50 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: SierraWasp
the feral govermint

more and more, everyday

We need to eliminate THE FERAL GOVERMINT

104 posted on 12/19/2010 12:36:36 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will RUIN America)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

Maybe we could return it to “the sterile govermint!!!” (grin)


105 posted on 12/19/2010 3:18:20 PM PST by SierraWasp (What's worse... shutting down government, or the private sector with uncertainty???)
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To: onona

Well, that’s a whole different thing. They are your kids, and you own a car, so they assume the kids are going to drive your car.

If my daughter ever decides to get her driver’s license, I’m going to find out if it’s actually cheaper to buy her a $200 clunker that doesn’t run just to assign her as primary.... :-)


106 posted on 12/19/2010 3:21:13 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

That’s what I did. It does help, but you’re still on the hook if they’re living at home.

I use Geico, and they do have a “phase out” program, which they did notify me about regarding my son, now that he’s 22.

But, it’s still a “phase out”.

Whatever, I guess.

Good luck with your situation.


107 posted on 12/19/2010 3:42:07 PM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: onona

So far, I’ve been fortunate, in that my daughter has no interest in driving. We’ve been pushing her to get her learner’s permit so at least when she NEEDs to get a license she’ll already have driven around a lot.

The insurance apparently won’t take a hit with a learner’s permit.


108 posted on 12/19/2010 4:02:06 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Nachum
You don't have to buy car insurance. But you do have to have the required financial responsibility in order to legally operate a motor vehicle on a public road. In most cases, the least expensive, and easiest way to do so is to buy car insurance, but you can use other means of ensuring that you can cover reasonable liabilities.

If you don't drive, you do not need to insure.

109 posted on 12/19/2010 4:26:02 PM PST by meyer (Hey Obama - It's the end of the world as you know it.... ..... and I feel fine!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

My 21 year old daughter was in a head on collision on her way home for Thanksgiving. She had only minor injuries but the other driver was killed instantly. The other driver crossed over into my girl’s lane - no brakes applied.

The other driver’s car was insured and therefor legal. However, the estranged husband had signed forms to omit coverage for any one other than himself. She was not an authorized driver so no insurance.
Luckily I had my girl in a 1996 Buick Riviera with Uninsured motorists coverage. That big heavy front end was crushed to 18 inches from the windshield. Choose carefully when you send your kids out in the road.


110 posted on 12/19/2010 4:32:20 PM PST by myprecious
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To: pepsionice
Add to that all the private property situations where vehicles of all types are operated by the owner, family, or designates, insurance optional.

The premise analogy of the argument is false from the start.

111 posted on 12/20/2010 9:18:35 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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