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  •  coquiero: mandating insurance is the same thing (2+ / 0-)
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    as restricting legal private ownership of arms to those who can afford it.

    Not where I think we ought to be going. I live in a state where it's impractical for me to buy a newer vehicle not because of the cost of the car payment, but because of the cost of the mandatory insurance payment that would be required by the lender.

    It does me no good to have a payment <$199 monthly if the attendant insurance is going to double, or more than double, that payment.

    What mandatory insurance will cause is poorer people, who cannot afford the coverage, either having to relinquish all arms -- or have them without the coverage. Either alternative infringes their rights, and one criminalizes the rights in question.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 01:49:47 PM PST

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    •  Agreed, but the tax being sent to an insurance (1+ / 0-)
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      pool is an idea worth fleshing out imo. Poor folks still have to buy the gun.

      I see what you did there.

      by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 02:34:31 PM PST

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    •  Other rights have the same limitations (0+ / 0-)

      You have the right to cross State lines, but not the right to do so free of charge necessarily.

      No one is going to buy yo a car, or give you airfare.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      Who is twigg?

      by twigg on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 05:25:52 PM PST

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      •  um, well ... the job did, actually, (0+ / 0-)

        furnish me plane tickets / rental cars / company vehicles....one for the State, one for the private sector.

        Even the Feds paid me mileage -- and yes, they sent me over state lines once -- the road from where I was to where I was supposed to go having been closed for construction, getting there meant an alternate route through Oklahoma. They paid mileage for that, but not for the time their hand-drawn, out-of-date map sent me into New Mexico ....

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

        by BlackSheep1 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 06:48:05 PM PST

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