Originally posted by mnemeth1
reply to post by For(Home)Country
Besides feeling threatened, the threat must present imminent physical harm.
"Feeling threatened" by drunks is not enough.
One must be physically threatened with imminent harm.
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Why does it have to be physical harm? Why can't it be emotional harm? Stress? You can't tell me that you don't know the increased potential in harm
that a drunk driver can cause. YES, I agree that some drunk drivers are capable of making it home, but you would be an idiot to deny the fact that
there is a major increase in your ability to cause harm when driving drunk. So with that said, if driving drunk was legal, and thus much more common,
how fair is it that I sit at home wondering if my wife will make it home safe tonight because I know of the increased risk of car accidents? What
about my child playing out on the street? Sure I can watch the child from my front yard, but I still can't stop a drunk driver from coming around the
corner and destroying her.
What about my daughter? She went to party and now she will be coming home with a drunk driver because they are all drunk, but feel capable of driving
home. I can't stop her because "She's 18 now". Am I not entitled to the peace of mind that anti-drunk driving legislation provides? Or am I overly
None of the people in these situations are directly threatened, but due to your purposed change in laws, the roads are now much less safer for them,
and my life has become a lot more stressful and worrisome because a simple commute home from a friends house at night has turned into a fiasco
threatened by drunk drivers who think themselves capable.
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