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    the possibility of the "bad use of resources" argument.

    As for drinking vs. drunk driving: you say drinking kills more Americans than drunk driving, but that's doing it to yourself. I wouldn't even care about drunk driving if was only the drunks themselves wrapping themselves around trees. But when my grandfather was killed in a drunk driving accident, he was stone sober (and driving on the correct side of the friggin' road). Look, if all the drunks want to rot their livers, that's none of my nevermind. It's when they get behind the wheels of cars that they endanger others.

    I also understand the slippery slope.

    However, I'm not nearly as voiciferous about rights as you are, and that's a fundamental disagreement we're never going to resolve :). I get into too many of these arguments with my Libertarian father (although, with him, it's usually the "right" not to be taxed :)).

    What do you call a parent that believes in abstinence only sex ed? A Grandparent.

    by ChurchofBruce on Wed Dec 03, 2008 at 11:50:10 PM PST

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    •  one final point... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...i was looking up numbers tonight, and michigan and washington have highway fatality rates lower than california, alabama, and oklahoma.

      michigan's have been declining for a decade now; and the washington state patrol won the 2007 award for the police agency (among all us police agencies) that was most successful in "reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways."

      taken together, it's a strong argument for the idea that not having checkpoints might be safer than the alternative.

      "...this election has never been about me. it's about you."--barack obama

      by fake consultant on Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 01:51:05 AM PST

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