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What right does the state have to tell me I must wear a seatbelt? ItÂs my life and if I donÂt mind accepting the slightly increased risk by not wearing it that should be my right.
So your collective argument is based upon the false belief that no one has the right to govern your actions that have to do with your own well-being? Are the two of you suffering from self-hypnosis?
The control you maintain over your car affects your passengers, other motorists, and pedestrians. If you lose control of your car by negligence (DWI, no hands on the wheel, no seat belt, etc.) then there is virtually no circumstance in traffic where your actions affect ONLY you.
While we're on the subject of "your right over yourself" and the effect your actions have (or don't have) over others .......
..... what is your opinion on drunkedness during working hours? Do you see being drunk "your right - your risk"?
It is not a false belief when it involves issues that affect our freedoms. Dude, give up on living and let your government do it for you. I am not!
That's weak to compare wearing a seatbelt with driving impaired. Those are two completely different subjects. If others feel its not safe to ride with me if I choose not to wear a seatbelt, they can get another ride.
I take it you believe a woman has the right to choose to have a baby or have an abortion, yet doesn't have the right to choose to wear a seat belt or not.
As far as drinking at work, I consider work the business's time, not the employee's time. If the business is ok with someone drinking on the job, as in some bartenders..., more power to them. If the business is against drinking on the job, obey the rules or find another job.
I've never said I oppose all government. I oppose too much government that dumps on my freedoms.