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Seat Belt Laws Save Lives, Kill Liberties
boblonsberry.com ^ | 1/27/03 | Bob Lonsberry

Posted on 01/27/2003 12:21:52 PM PST by shortstop

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You have no right to the least of the fruit of my labors, unless we agree to it beforehand.

Ah, but we have agreed! You have agreed to abide by the laws of this society or your fathers before you did. And the seatbelt law is a duly enacted law. So are the social welfare programs.

So you can work to change the law, if you don't like it. But until you have a majority to properly overturn the law, you are stuck with it as agreed upon.

I don't like all of the laws either. But they are law and I respect that, whether or not I like it.

151 posted on 01/28/2003 4:32:20 PM PST by DannyTN (Note left on my door by a pack of neighborhood dogs.)
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Funny Seatbelt story...

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,76884,00.html

152 posted on 01/28/2003 5:16:05 PM PST by DannyTN (Note left on my door by a pack of neighborhood dogs.)
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Two minor points I did not see before.

Overweight and pregnant people are at risk of unnecessary paralysis if they wear an ill fitting seatbelt. (Extenders are available but very few are actually used)

80% of the car seats for children and infants are fitted improperly. Our state sponsor clinics for fitting them properly.

Now back to your regular programming...

DK
153 posted on 01/28/2003 5:32:47 PM PST by Dark Knight
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even though the government does not have the ability to regulate the law, people do not realize what they are doing. seat belts are there for your protection, and its your choice to wear them or not wear them. I am not into name calling because it does not help the point of the matter. Common Sense. thats all it is. there was a reply that you got that said, " wearing one will increase your chances of survival, but so will keeping your shoe laces tied while walking down the stairs." well comment on that is that how many people have you heard of that had their heads and bodies smashed through a windshield and mangled to the point of unidentification by having their shoelaces untied? again, Common sense. its the risk involved while having your shoes untied, or driving without a seatbelt, or driving without a helmet that most do not understand fully. I am currently writing a paper for school on the subject of seatbelt law and the helmet law. In doing my research, the statistics of chances of survival and death tolls of non-seatbelt, or non helmet wearers mind-boggles me on how one would not wear either of the two. all one needs to do is research on the matter. its enough for me.
154 posted on 02/05/2004 2:20:34 PM PST by Dramasthegame
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