Originally Posted by Tyburn
Pick your fights JB. Thats what i'd say. There are things your Government do that are far more worthy of your criticism and attention then doing a saftey belt.
Perhaps you would prefer they change the law to say that no medical attention should be given to any person within a car, not wearing one. Just wait til you get cut up and end up in an accident that wasnt your fault on that one. THAT would be a crime of law from your government.
The truth is...its just not worth complaining about. If you do so loudly enough and they listen to you...they'll only stick up more speed traps to gain the same income...either way...they'll get what they want....and IMHO...this shouldnt even be a bother to most people who would probably always buckle up anyway.
The simple fact is, Americans just dont like to be told what to do by any authority, and on some cases, they have a point...on others...such as a miniscule point like a safety belt...its just plain...sad...to be concerned by it.
You are right Dave, Americans like to have freedoms. Americans who have their head screwed on straight don't like the government creating bull-crap laws that are designed to soak the people out of more money.
I said nothing about not giving medical attention to people, that is ridiculous. You are completely missing the bigger point. You say it's not worth complaining about, and that's your opinion, but it's a matter of principle. Is it the biggest issue in our nation? No, but I do think it is an issue.
Your argument is not really an argument at all, it's just pretty much, "oh, well they are gonna do it anyway". I don't buy into that mindset. Like I said, it's not like it's the most pressing issue, I just keep seeing the ads more and more, so I figured I would spark a conversation. I could have started ANOTHER thread about what Obama screwed up this week, but I figured this was a little outside the box.
What IS sad, is thinking that people don't even care if the government does step in and start making decisions for us.