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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.


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.
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

2/13/2006 8:41 PM  

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