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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Who said the Senate doesn’t believe in Darwin?

Wednesday’s Daily Herald covered the Seat Belt Debate:
"This is a case of taking away a personal choice or freedom without sufficient cause," [Senator] Christensen said.

No one disputed that seat belts increase driver safety. Christensen even included a reference to "unbelted human missiles" who pay the price for being unbelted in a wreck.

"We could also assume," he added, "that all those who are not wearing seat belts will soon be killed anyway -- and then we'll have 100 percent compliance."
Natural selection at work.

Senator Hale's seat belt bill passed the Senate, 15 to 10. Our apologies to the gene pool.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would normally agree that less government intervention is best, but the seat belt law seams good to me because what happens in group situations? Bodies bouncing around at break-neck speeds could injure other bodies that happen to be inside the car.
I can live with this law change as long as there are those who will take a stand to not ride in a car when others in the car refuse to buckle up.
-DJL
Smithfield, UT

2/09/2006 6:36 PM  
Anonymous Terry Finlayson said...

I don't have a problem with individual choice, but I do have a problem with someone choosing not to wear a seatbelt then incurring serious injuries which are paid for with increased insurance premiums, passed along costs by hospitals for uninsured patients or government (taxpayers) footing the bill.

Terry Finlayson
Logan

2/13/2006 8:41 PM  

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