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Thread: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    1984 big brother intrussion into our lifes. No thankyou.

    You lack understanding of what these instruments do
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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    You lack understanding of what these instruments do
    Maybe the one lacking understanding is you, Caine. Lack of understanding towards the People, lack of understanding towards rights and liberties and the necessities it takes to maintain them. Some of us don't want to be babysat by the government. Have its goons always looking over our shoulders, putting electronic devices on our property so we can only use it if we do what the government says.

    Free is risky, free is not safe; never has been and never will be. I'd rather take my chances with the drunks on the road than an overbearing, controlling, tyrannical government.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The bottom line is that at some point the lives saved are simply more important than a person's right to be reckless.
    The bottom line is that at some point safety is simple not worth slavery.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    No, that would be a douchebag.
    Or a cunning patriot, depending on your point of view.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Why the kurfuffle over drunk driving in the USA. The herd needs thinning and I would think this would be a good way to get rid of some of the dumbasses. Sure there would be some collateral damage but wouldn't it be worth it to get those stupid enough to drive while drunk out of the pool?

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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Maybe the one lacking understanding is you, Caine. Lack of understanding towards the People, lack of understanding towards rights and liberties and the necessities it takes to maintain them. Some of us don't want to be babysat by the government. Have its goons always looking over our shoulders, putting electronic devices on our property so we can only use it if we do what the government says.

    Free is risky, free is not safe; never has been and never will be. I'd rather take my chances with the drunks on the road than an overbearing, controlling, tyrannical government.
    Wow aren't you jumpy?
    I said he lacks the understanding of what the instrument does.
    Did I say that I support mandatory breath instruments in all vehicles? No, I didn't, and I voted as such.
    Maybe you should stop jumping to conclusions and making assumptions about the INTENT of someone's statement.

    I stated he lacks the understanding because his post makes it obvious that he believes the government would have a way of monitoring what you blew into the instrument, thus the "Big Brother is watching you"
    The instrument works by blowing into it and as long as you are not over the preset limit, the vehicle's ignition will work and the vehicle will start. There is no "reporting" this information anywhere, thus there is no "WATCHING" done.

    Stop jumping to conclusions of idiocy and then ranting on about "RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES" again. I know you just love to try to find a reason to throw your soundbyte out there where you think it fits. But your entire response to my statement is off base.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Or a cunning patriot, depending on your point of view.
    So... violating probation is a "cunning patriot"...

    Gotcha.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The bottom line is that at some point safety is simple not worth slavery.
    "Slavery"? Give me a break. Is it slavery for the government to take away your god-given right to drive on the left side of the road too?

    A breathalyzer would just be something you have to do in order to start your car. Considering that you're driving on government-funded roads and you're in close proximity to other motorists/passengers, you absolutely should have to conform to acceptable standards of safety. And if breathalyzers could reduce the number of drunk-driving fatalities without triggering lots of false positives, they absolutely would be worth the cost.
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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No, a smart man would use an air compressor.
    Breathalyzers could presumably be designed to check temperature and CO2 content before giving a pass.



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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    So... violating probation is a "cunning patriot"...

    Gotcha.
    Well if we're talking about mandated for everyone, not someone simply on probation; then yes you could say so depending on your point of view.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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