|Quote, originally posted by BRealistic »|
And anybody should be able to pilot a plane, or a semi, or wield an RPG.
I am all for the rights of the individual. But we all seem to have different opinions on when those rights trample on the rights of others. If you want to make traffic "fair", then every single traffic law violation should be harsher for those with heavier and taller vehicles. That would be completely and logically fair since those heavier vehicles are endangering others more. And if you openly admit that- then you have to administer stricter license tests for those vehicles too.
But that will not happen as long as we have a government run by people who need very deep pocket support to get elected. And the only pockets that deep are the corporations needing the influence our laws to better protect their profits.
And I am so hypocritical. I love using fuel. But that's only when I am the only vehicle on the immediate roadway. But then again- maybe I am splitting hairs?
Opinions and rights are two different things. Do not get them confused. The Constitution is a very basic document. Government, or any citizen, does not technically have the right to determine what I drive. But alas, in this era of feel-good legislation that trumps the invisible hand of free market, and rights regress as a result.
Blame is all on your perspective. People blame "soccer-moms" for high gas prices because they have no grasp of a world economy. They see them on the highway so they become a target of ridicule. No concept of cause and effect, economics, or a global economy. They want government to regulate stuff like this thinking in their narrow minds that this will somehow benefit them personally. Simple minded thinking. I don't get it.
Gas prices suck. People have their opinions, whether they understand their own thinking or not. We are all different.
Modified by LhW at 11:46 PM 3-7-2008