Originally posted by LadyV
Originally posted by RANT
If it really will make MADD upset though to honor Kennedy, just tell me where to send money. I'm all for it.
Are you serious here!? I haven't read all the responses cause I got this one and couldn't believe it. What do you have against MADD? Have you ever
had a child killed, their life taken way too young because of some idiot that thinks the rules and laws do not apply to them?
What if I had? Then would it be okay to not like a power hungry organization that's outlived both it's charter and usefulness according to it's own
founder, Candy Lightener?
Do I have to lose a child to dislike tyranny? To hate unconstitutional roadblocks? To dislike government funded lobbying of itself. My tax dollars
held ransom? Higher beer and highway taxes? Continually increasing drinking ages and lowered BAC's?
I know alot about MADD. Do you? I know they accomplished everything they set out to do over a decade ago, and have since reinvented themselves from
the grassroots well-intentioned support organization it began to a multi-million dollar self serving lobby machine of lawyers and beaurocrats that
exploit death, manipulate statistics and hold state's and courts hostage simply so they can stay in business.
When is enough enough? First 18 was too young to drink, then 19, now they're considering lobbying for a 24 year old drinking age. They already got
every state down to a non-intoxicated BAC limit of 0.08 by mass marketing a horrible bush crash into a nationwide media blitz while getting the
governemnt to withhold road funding. But continue to push for 0.05 now using that same 25 year old bus crash. What's next prohibition?
MADD sucks now on so many levels, I can't even begin to name them all. They were
good. And did good things for awareness at one time. But
2,300 new laws
later, my civil liberties are sick of their crap.
To answer your loaded question, no I haven't lost a child to some idiot that doean't think the laws apply to them, but guess what? That idiot still
doesn't think the law applies to him no matter how much MADD infringes on the right's of those of us that aren't idiots.
The "drunk driving" death toll has been stalled for a decade despite ever increasing laws and restrictions and MADD even cheating the statistics to
try and make it look worse. So all these laws do now is infringe rights. They change nothing. Except ruin lives and foster the guilty (forget about
innocent) legal system and revenue stream we have now for municipalities and the psychiactric cottage industries catering to the new mental health
mandate to deal with these 0.08 (soon to be 0.05) "alchoholics".
And they get away with it because of knee jerk emotional reactions like yours almost universally.
ThInK oF tHe ChIlDrEn!!!
Yes, think of the children. Your child is more likely to get a DUI now than be in a drunk driving accident. A DUI that may or may not be deserved, but
the punishment is the same in this no mercy environment and witch hunt. Lifetime branding. The scarlett D. Bah. We just can't give up our rights fast
enough these days.