Bummer, what happened to the Libertarian movement?
If anything.. That's where I would fall more often than not.
My whole life it seems I have had a disdain for rules, and authority..
Seemed like in this case you were the one pushing another law down upon people. Which is somewhat more amusing on here as you (as stated above) do not even ride a street bike... So much like most of the lawmakers.. You were pushing a law down on street riders... and not even being one yourself... So the law would not even affect you.
In any case.. I don't see what's wrong with people being responsible for their own lives?
Choose to wear a helmet to minimize risk... Choose to not ride a sport bike or really any bike to minimize risk.. Choose to wear a seatbelt or not wear a seatbelt... I think my argument sounds libertarian.. and the one about putting up more laws for people to protect themselves.. Well.. It doesn't.
This is a hard one for me to disagree with you on Wink.. Because on one side in principle I wholeheartedly agree with you.. but.. Also.. I disagree...
I think it equates to a lawyer defending a horrible rapist.. He might completely disagree with what the person did... and not support him or the act at all.. but he supports the mans right to a trial and as good of a defense as possible..
I support wearing a helmet... but just as much I support a persons right to choose what they do in their life.
I don't smoke pot.. but I cant for the life of me understand why it is illegal.. even when prescribed by a doctor.. but oxycontin is legal..
I don't support David Duke or Malcolm X... or the Nation of Islam.. but I support their right to say whatever they want to say.. without the government shutting them up or putting them in jail (doesn't mean I want to hear it.. it means I believe in a persons right to freedom)
I put this one in that bucket.