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1. Seat belt laws represent unabated tyranny on the march as each year law enforcement is expanded. Such laws infringe on a person’s rights as guaranteed in the Fourth, Fifth, and the Ninth Amendments, and the Civil Rights section of the Fourteenth Amendment.
2. Seat belt laws are an unwarranted intrusion by government into the personal lives of citizens; they deny through prior restraint the right to determine a person’s own safety and health standards for his own body, the ultimate private property. Not using a seat belt is a victimless, state-created crime that does not hurt or threaten anyone.
FACTS ABOUT MANDATORY SEAT BELT HARNESS LAWS
This is not to say that safety belts are wrong; rather, the state is wrong in forcing its apparently law-abiding citizens to do anything by coercion. Whether this is a gun carried on the hip of a peace officer, or fines and citations, it makes no difference. Citizens have a natural, human right to be free from coercion by the state unless they infringe on the rights of other citizens. But choosing not to wear a safety belt violates no one's rights.
It is profoundly irrational to choose not to wear a safety belt. The person who does not wear one is potentially giving up his or her own life. However, Texas has no right to force anyone to wear one. An individual has the right to his or her own life, including the choice to recklessly dispose of it. State robs citizens with seat belt law
Who's the bigger threat to your safety, a murderer or someone who attempts suicide? The answer is obvious, and we'd certainly jeer any mayor who suggested lowering a city's death toll by cracking down on suicides. Yet something strange happens when death comes to the highway. Politicians lock arms with law enforcement, and come up with campaigns like "Click It or Ticket," which began Monday and aims to reduce highway fatalities through stricter seat belt law enforcement. Suddenly, the murder-suicide distinction vanishes, and it's perfectly acceptable to reduce deaths by punishing those who put only themselves at risk.
Like other do-gooder efforts that plead with us to turn off our TVs or put down our cigarettes, Click It or Ticket rolls around once every year (May 24 to June 6). But unlike many other campaigns, CIOT doesn't stop with pleading. Cops from over 12,000 law enforcement agencies scope out violators, set up checkpoints and mete out fines as high as $200. In order to emphasize the seriousness of their intentions, they've even adopted the hallmark of all ham-fisted safety crusades—zero tolerance. As one police chief put it: "America should be on notice—Click It or Ticket. No exceptions. No excuses. No warnings." Strapped
Originally posted by traderonwallst
reply to post by LDragonFire
Say what you will, it does not matter.
The thesis of the title of the thread is the seat belt law and the NWO. It does not matter what your argument is, the fact is, the seat belt law is a states rights issue. The NWO can not effectively work at a state level.
If you chose a different manner of presenting your argument I would whole heartedly agree with you.
I am just saying.....PICK ANOTHER TOPIC. THIS ONE IS MOOT!!!!
Originally posted by DiabolusFireDragon
IMO, seatbelt laws are to increase municipal revenue, an excuse to pull someone over and search for something else, all under the guise of "safety."
Regardless, apparently seatbelts are due to be the new big thing. Much as with the popular stereotypes of the good smoker and the bad nonsmoker, one has to imagine that we are on the verge of a society where "good people" will be shown buckling up while the sign of "evil" shall be an unbuckled driver.
The Tyranny of Seat Belts
Never mind, of course, that wearing a seatbelt -- while it may save your life -- has never actually prevented an actual accident. Certainly, a pedestrian will take little comfort in the fact that the car that ran him over was being driven by a guy wearing a seatbelt. Unlike second hand smoke, you not buckling up will not increase the chances of the guy sitting one car over getting killed in an accident. And, for all the current seat belt love that seems to be sweeping this country, it's hardly a guarantee that you won't be killed in a car accident.
In short, mandatory seat belt laws are a perfect example of the government trying to save us from ourselves whether we need them to or not. In the end, all they really are is just another way to squeeze more money out of traffic court.
Originally posted by LDragonFire
We should have the Right to make our own decisions.
We should have the Right to make Bad decisions.
Originally posted by donotdoit
How hard is it to put on a seatbelt. When i get in a car i don't even have to think about it is just do. Putting a helmet on in the shower is hard and would be annoying. It takes 2 seconds to put on a seatbelt. I say the government is doing you a favour for trying to make those of you who are to arrogant to put a seatbelt on. Not doing something just because your meant to isn't stupid (in this case).
By not wearing a seatbelt, you are only endangering yourself. Therefore it should be your choice.