The rest of us should not have to pay for your freedom to live dangerously.
We can go after the motorcycles next. Then the smokers. Oh wait we are already doing that. Then the eaters of un-healthy foods. Then those that do not exercise at least 3 days a week for an hour at a time. Then those that don't get enough sleep. Then those that sit too close to the T.V. Then those that don't wear helmets in the tub. What a great country we will finally have!
To: Lost Highway
How come you can get a ticket for driving 110 MPH on a deserted road?
Because the government has a legitimate interest in protecting the lives of its citizens. I'm not interested in red herrings about fast food or cigarettes. The state's justification for making the rules for operating motor vehicles on publicly funded roads is obvious to most sane people.
By the way, the fairly recent seat belt law enacted in Indiana saved my wife and two childrens' lives a couple of years ago. They might very well not be here if not for their "fear of the state" that caused them to "knuckle under" to the fascism of common sense.
I have a pretty wide Ayn Rand streak in me too, but I pick my battles a little more selectively than this.
Stay safe. Or don't.
posted on 01/27/2003 2:41:28 PM PST
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