And they'll decide that driving on roads that you are compelled to pay for is nevertheless somehow a mere government-granted "privilege" -- despite the fact that even the Supreme Court has acknowledged that travel is a Constitutionally protected natural right, the mode of which is nowhere authorized to be constrained, any more than are the modes of, say, speech or self-defense. We've simply allowed government, relentlessly operating well above its pay grade, to decide otherwise. (Time to regain some control, mayhaps? Is there a better place to make that stand than the "Live Free or Die" state...?)
So just submit. No need to thank them, really; surrendering to them control over your choices is thanks enough. Ok, almost enough...
HB1259, "relative to passenger restraints", gets an airing out -- yet it still stinks in here -- before the NH House Transportation Committee, 2/6/2018. And how 'bout that? Your humble chronicler was called upon to deliver the "rebuttal". No time to get (more) nervous, at least...
We've been here before, of course. But mercifully not since 2009's HB383 (this really is an awesome tool). But sadly yet entirely predictably, "the usual tired parade of government authoritarians and Utopian socialists" hasn't gotten any less tired over the intervening 9 years.
Had enough? Let your representatives know. See if they actually understand that they are...
- Buckle up for new fight in old battle over adult seat belt use in N.H.
- NH lawmakers revisit mandatory seatbelt law | New Hampshire
- Seat belt bill debated again in NH House
- Seat Belt Use in 2016 -- Use Rates in the States and Territories (pdf)
- Top 10 Most Dangerous States To Drive In | HuffPost