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Government Promotes Drunk Driving

A reader writes: “If drunk drivers were allowed to drive at 5 m.p.h. on the shoulder of the road, things would be a whole lot better and safer all around.”

It’s a damn fine idea!

He “ain’t hurtin’ no one” … so why not leave him be?

Let the drunks safely gimp themselves home. It jibes with the NAP principle: No harm, no foul.

But, it does not jibe with the moralistic hectoring of the Clover Mind, which really wants to punish people most of all. Not “keep us safe.” Control us – and punish us when we resist or defy control. When any of us do something they do not like. Which affronts their Puritanical (but now secularized) urge to compel uniformity – and stamp out heterodoxy. Everything must be one way… their way.

Or else.

If that were not the case, then they – Clovers – would not object to the proposal above. A drunk driver cautiously making his way home, his car barely moving at walking speed, presents no significant danger to himself or others – to property or persons. I suppose it’s possible a child (to anticipate the Cloveritic cry sure to erupt) might by playing on the shoulder at 2 a.m. after last call – but it’s unlikely. Mailbox posts are more threatened, but I’d rather deal with a knocked-down mailbox every now and then than a uniformed thug scrum hassling me for no reason because someone else might be “drunk” driving.


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Excellent Post! I remember my

Excellent Post! I remember my first thoughts of awakening to the hippocracy of our free republic when trying to reconcile the first seat belt laws with my own, yet taken for granted ideas of freedom, as a child. Drink driving laws and similar scare me more than the drivers themselves, second that for terrorism laws under the guise of patriotism.

"Life is Risk, I take mine with freedom please and all the risks and rewards it entails"

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.


living in a rural area for most of my life and with uhmmmm some experience with drunk drivers I'm pretty sure that if they were going 5 miles an hour down the side of the road they would eventually fall asleep and drift into a ditch. lol great idea tho.

Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

The whole drunk driving thing is a scam

I think the drunk driving laws we have today are illegal like a careless driving ticket.

You are being prosecuted for something you "might" do wrong.
As long as you don't violate anyone elses rights or damage anyone elses property what have you really done wrong??????

You should only be prosecuted for drunk driving if you actually commit a crime like injuring someone or their property.

It's like being convicted of murder for just owning a gun. You "might" kill someone with it therefore you should be prosecuted for it.

These are illegal laws in my eyes.