Click-it or Ticket…Resist it!!!

A state campaign to convince you that the state knows best and that it is willing to further steal from you to force its will upon you, is now underway in the "Click-it or Ticket" campaign. Now I am not saying you shouldn't wear your seatbelt. Depending on the kind and amount of driving you do, seatbelts may indeed be an advantage should you get into an accident. On the other hand, if each time we left the house we were to assume that we would be involved in an accident, how many of us would stop leaving the house? I for one have not been in a serious accident in over 20 years and I wasn't belted in for that one. The state has no authority to compel seatbelt use as it has no authority to interfere with private decisions that do not intrude on another citizen's rights.

Walter Williams covers this in this weeks column…

Virginia's secretary of transportation sent out a letter announcing the state's annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign May 22 through June 4. I responded to the secretary of transportation with my own letter that in part reads:

"Mr. Secretary: This is an example of the disgusting abuse of state power. Each of us owns himself, and it follows that we should have the liberty to take risks with our own lives but not that of others. That means it's a legitimate use of state power to mandate that cars have working brakes because if my car has poorly functioning brakes, I risk the lives of others and I have no right to do so. If I don't wear a seatbelt I risk my own life, which is well within my rights. As to your statement 'Lack of safety belt use is a growing public health issue that … also costs us all billions of dollars every year,' that's not a problem of liberty. It's a problem of socialism. No human should be coerced by the state to bear the medical expense, or any other expense, for his fellow man. In other words, the forcible use of one person to serve the purposes of another is morally offensive."

More here…

My suggestion is to wear your seatbelt…or not…but do it because you have made a free choice to do it and not because of your fear of a state compulsion… My freedoms are worth more than the cost of a seatbelt tax or a day in court to get the unholy charge dismissed.

"Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; …. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. "
— Frederick Douglass

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7 thoughts on “Click-it or Ticket…Resist it!!!

  1. In Missouri we have the click it or ticket program every year. When I turn on a radio all I hear is advertisements from the government on drugs, or seat belts. I wonder what would happen if they spent that money on the roads or gave it back to the taxpayers.

  2. Hi Jake!

    I think it is an annual thing just about everywhere. Pretty sad when we institutionalize nannystatism. I just can’t wrap my head around the idea that so many Americans want to boss other people around so much…

    Personally, I blame Christianity. I believe Christians hold a majority in the White House, the Congress, the Supreme Court and all state legislatures…

    Seems mighty suspect to me…

  3. Personally, I blame Christianity.

    I am a Christian, but I do blame many Christians for allowing and many times supporting the death of our country.

    A good example was how much the Republican Christians complained about the Constitution being violated, and big government spending when Clinton was President and now we have a Republican as President it is this post 9/11 world so it is ok.

  4. I have lots of Christian friends and I don’t think many of them wish bad things fo rthis country, but they do make a lot of unChristian decisions that have negative affect a lot of people. This is also historically accurate.

    I don’t really have any problems with Christians unless they are overzealous in support of the church. Then I become suspicious.

    “The clergy converted the simple teachings of Jesus into an engine for enslaving mankind and adulterated by artificial constructions into a contrivance to filch wealth and power themselves…these clergy, in fact, constitute the real Anti-Christ.” – Thomas Jefferson

  5. Here in Florida, the Click-it or Ticket thing wasn’t just a week-long campaign…it was signed into law. Not too long after, the law was repealed, citing that cops were spending too much time pulling people over for seatbelt violations, and that left less officers to respond to REAL emergencies. They have now focused their attention on truck drivers and seat-belts. Apparently, you can only die in a roll-over crash if you are in a pick-up truck and not wearing your seat belt.

    There are a lot of cops on the road this weekend due to Memorial Day, and half the cops I saw today weren’t even wearing THEIR seat belts.

    If the cops can’t even follow the rules (speeding, seat belts, changing lanes with a signal, running red lights) how do they suppose they are going to make everyone else do it??

    People today are too worried about what everyone else is doing that they don’t pay attention to what is happening with them. (I saw a car yesterday get rear ended quite badly because there was a cop on the side of the road questioning a pedistrian with a large backpack. The car behind him was too busy rubber-necking that he didn’t notice that traffic had come to a stop in front of him.)

  6. Make and wear your own SEAT BELT SHIRTS.

    Just spray paint a seatbelt size, angled black line across the chest.

    All you need is tape, spray paint and about 3 minutes of work.

    I’m a trucker, and have now driven 1.4 million miles wearing my seatbelt shirt each and every day.

    Try it!

    Joseph

  7. Hey Joseph!

    Good to hear from ya! I saw ya got a mention over at Rense too! Cool!!!

    Take care and have a good Memorial Day weekend!

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