Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Libertarian insanity

Rand Paul is the son of Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul, and like his father, is a libertarian Republican. However, Rand might be taking it a little bit too far. Rand was interviewed by the Sunday New York Times magazine, and said that he doesn't believe people should be required by law to wear seatbelts while driving:

New York Times: But in light of your distrust of the federal government, where are you on an issue like seat belts? Federal legislation requiring people to wear seat belts could obviously save lives.

Paul: I think the federal government shouldn't be involved. I don't want to live in a nanny state where people are telling me where I can go and what I can do
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The Times goe it wrong though. Since 1968 (thanks to Ralph Nader), federal law has mandated that all vehicles, except for buses, have seat belts. However, the laws requiring people to wear seatbelts are left to the states. So, it remains to be seen if Paul, as the majority of libertarians favour states rights and laws over the federal government, is in favour of state seat belt laws, but he did make it quite clear about how he feels about the goverment telling him what to do.

We're also told not to drink toxic chemicals nor consume household cleaning products.

3 comments:

  1. I think the government should pass a law requiring you to wipe my azz since you feel its your responsibility to take care of me. I swear, we live in a nation full of pussies.

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  2. Sorry, but I don't feel it's my responsiblity to take care of you. However, seat belts save lives. It's pretty simple.

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  3. We live in a country of redneck morons. Don't want to wear a seat belt? Go ahead and get killed.

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