- 17 Oct 2007
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No I dont, I dont think the democratically elected government should be telling me or anyone how I should or should not act within the confines of my "private space" which includes the inside of my vehicle.
There is no contradiction either. I personally believe that seat belts save lives and that they should be worn. I am also personally responsible enough to realize that and act accordingly.
What I think you are missing is the point that I do not believe that the government should be dictating to me what I should or should not do.
Did you read the article about the definition of driving as a right and not a priviledge?
how is you telling people what to do different from the government telling people what to do? Is it only because the interior of the car is your private space? Don't you think a car in motion on public highway to be different than a parked one?
I did read your quotation and noticed that the cases dealt with traveling and transportation of property. Not operating a vehicle.
Might the writer have accidentally mixed up "traveling" and "operating a vehicle". Or to just make a more provocative headline..
Driving (operating a vehicle) on public roads is a privilege, not a right.