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  •  It is also my right to smoke 3 packs of (4+ / 0-)

    unfiltered Camels and drink a fifth of Jack Daniels every day.  Ain't America great?

          I can't tell whether your post is serious or TIC.  But it sounds similar to what motorcyclists say about helmet laws.  As a neuropsychologist who tested his share of mashed brains produced by accidents where the cyclist was not wearing a helmet, I'd say, "Fine, do your thang as long as you sign a release agreeing to pay all of your consequent medical expenses out of pocket.  Personally, I don't feel like paying for your cognitive stew of stupidity and bravado."

    "If you don't read the newspapers, you're uninformed. If you do read the newspapers, you're misinformed." -- M. Twain

    by Oliver St John Gogarty on Sun May 26, 2013 at 02:48:55 PM PDT

    •  Agree (0+ / 0-)

      It is my right to swim in the ocean in the middle of the night with no lifeguards or anyone else around and it is motorcyclists' right to not wear a helmet.

      It is not the government's job to protect us from ourselves.

      If something bad happens, then we deal with the consequences.  So I might drown in the ocean by myself and a motorcyclist my die without a helmet or become braindead (and his medical expenses arepaid out of pocket).

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