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    Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    This question applies to legal adults only, not children:

    Do you believe in seat belt laws?

    a) Yes. They are nessisary to protect the public for their own good.
    b) No. I'm a consenting adult and shouldn't have to wear one if I don't want to.


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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Considering that after the introduction in my country, fatalities in car accidents went down by 70%, I believe I have the legitemate right to call everyone who opposes it a fanatic knownothing.

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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Also the question is about believing. The law has been both out there and enforced for decades. What difficulty is there to believe the law's existence today then?
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Also the question is about believing. The law has been both out there and enforced for decades. What difficulty is there to believe the law's existence today then?
    Believe = Support, In favor of.

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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Believe = Support, In favor of.
    I see. Well then yes I support the law since it helps when in accidents.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    I would like to point out the lexical infatilism of the OP.

    Do you "BELIEVE" in seat belt laws for adults. As in, I have to believe in them. And believe doesn't mean support. I believe that the red sox are gonna win the championship at baseball, doesn't mean I support them. (I don't care about baseball or the red sox or anything of the sorts, but it's an example of why believe != support)

    The correct way of putting it would be: should legal adults be forced to abide by seat belt laws? And the answer is YES. Being an adult doesn't mean you get to bypass the law according to what you think is best. It means that you abide by common laws as a responsible member of society. So yes, wear the god damn seat belt when you're driving and tell your wife and kids to use them too. It is proven to work and reduce fatalities. This law is not a bad law and it's not encroaching on your liberty. Liberty and freedom isn't freedom FROM responsabilities, is freedom to take on responsabilities because if you don't, others will take them on for you and that's how you lose your freedom.

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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    To not wear a seat belt is silly if you care about your safety. They obviously save lives in a huge way.

    BUT...I do not believe for one second that the government has the right to force you to wear them.

    If I want to further risk my life by not wearing a seat belt...that is my choice.

    Bungy jumping and recreational skydiving are not safe...should the government outlaw them as well? Of course not.

    I should be legally able to smoke crack, jump out of an airplane for fun, not wear a helmet while I ride a motorcycle, not wear seat belts or even kill myself...none of these things on their own are ANY of the government's business.

    If I wish to abuse/subject my body to greater danger...including not wearing seat belts...that should be my choice.

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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Nope, I think they're a hoax.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I would like to point out the lexical infatilism of the OP.

    Do you "BELIEVE" in seat belt laws for adults. As in, I have to believe in them. And believe doesn't mean support. I believe that the red sox are gonna win the championship at baseball, doesn't mean I support them. (I don't care about baseball or the red sox or anything of the sorts, but it's an example of why believe != support)


    The correct way of putting it would be: should legal adults be forced to abide by seat belt laws? And the answer is YES. Being an adult doesn't mean you get to bypass the law according to what you think is best. It means that you abide by common laws as a responsible member of society. So yes, wear the god damn seat belt when you're driving and tell your wife and kids to use them too. It is proven to work and reduce fatalities. This law is not a bad law and it's not encroaching on your liberty. Liberty and freedom isn't freedom FROM responsabilities, is freedom to take on responsabilities because if you don't, others will take them on for you and that's how you lose your freedom.

    Responsibility is the price of freedom. ~some guy
    Oh, come on now.

    You know exactly what he meant.

    This is a chat forum, not a dissertation.

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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I would like to point out the lexical infatilism of the OP.

    Do you "BELIEVE" in seat belt laws for adults.
    Believe = Support, In favor of.

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