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Seat belt Laws
by the Libertarian
The new fascism
There is a lot of fascism in the current nanny, nancy state statist communism of the United States of America's government (or should I say governdon't!!!). Do not let the Republican presidency fool you one bit; we're currently in the grips of big state liberalism, the same that choked us with the New/Jew Deal back in the 1930s (damn you, Franklin Delano Rubashov!). This is evident in some of the bigger aspects of the country - welfare, healthcare, public roads, gun "control" - but there's also the little things that should indicate to you that we're being controlled by fascist communists (the political spectrum has fascism and communism at one end and freedom and liberty and the market and Ayn Rand at another end). The one most important to me would have to be the authoritarian, totalitarian, Stalin-esque seat belt laws. They ("they" being the fascist government) may say it's for public safety, but I know what seat belt laws are really for: CONTROL.
See, by making you wear a seat belt, the government is showing it can make you do whatever it wants. Oh, sure, some people might say a seat belt is a tiny matter that only helps the person who is forced to wear the seat belt. But you know what? It's fascism. It's fascism is what it is. I don't want anyone to tell me I have to wear a seat belt. I'm a big boy AND I DON'T WANT TO WEAR A SEAT BELT IF I DON'T WANT TO. I tell myself what to do. I'm a grownup! Government shouldn't be able to make me do it, even if it would keep me from dying in a horrible car accident. If I wanna die in a car accident, I should be allowed to die in a car accident! I'd rather get my innards spilled all over the road than let the GOVERNMENT tell me what to do. That's what libertarianism is all about: freedom to do self-destructive things just to spite the government. It's already bad enough that suicide is illegal...
What if I don't want to wear my seat belt and I don't wear it, you ask. What would happen then. Well, you'll be fined by the government and forced to wear your seat belt from then on or else you'll be fined again. And if you have a child and you don't want to put their seat belt on, it's going to be an even bigger fine. That, my fellow Americans, is big government at its worst. Not content with just stealing our money through illegal taxes (all taxes are illegal in my mind), the government will take your money just for doing things they don't approve of you doing. You know who else did that? Hitler. And Stalin and Mao and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the biggest totalitarian fascists of the past 100 years. You might think this is a hyperbolic conclusion to make, but it's really not. It's a slippery slope. First seat belts, and then what next? The government will tell you what food it doesn't want you to eat or what clothes it doesn't want you to wear. The next thing you know, Nazism. If cars had seat belts back then, I'm sure Hitler would've forced all the Germans to wear seat belts.
In America we used to have little things called civil liberties which allowed us to do what we want with no concern for anyone else. I don't think the fucking Founding Fathers founded America so some politically correct douche could tell everyone what they could and could not do. Benjamin Franklin and George Washington and all those other guys would not stand for that shit. Would NOT. Therefore, I'm not sure why we're still even entertaining this fascist doctrine if the founding fathers didn't believe in seat belts and we're ostensibly a nation that's following the Constitution...written BY THE FOUNDING FATHERS. If we're going to throw out everything they did in the name of public safety, we might as well stop calling ourselves the United States of America and change the name to the United Fascist States of the Nanny State. I mean, seat belts are only the first step. Once the government knows we'll submit to their rule, there's no stopping them. They will most certainly remove all of our freedom. After that it's totalitarianism, people. The government is already pretty statist, but it'd get a lot worse if we rolled over and took away the freedom to do whatever we want in our privately owned cars. Public roads are bad enough; controlling our cars more than they already do is going too fucking far in my opinion.
This is why, although I oppose Ron Paul on many issues, I support him in his presidential bid. He is the only candidate who understands the sheer tyranny of forced seat belt wearing. People truly in love with liberty will agree with Ron Paul and me. I think if Barry Goldwater had won the election in 1964 against Lyndon Jackboot, we wouldn't be having these mandatory seat belt problems today. Really, if it weren't for 'progressives' like Teddy Roosevelt, FDR and Joseph Stalin, this seat belt bullshit wouldn't even have been brought up ever. It's only because of the stinking totalitarian liberalism that this is an issue. The high likelihood of Barack Obama (or Republican In Name Only John McCain) becoming the next president makes the issue all the more pressing. If Obama wins, no doubt seat belt laws will go nationwide and other such totalitarian legislation will happen. We stand on the precipice into Nazism here. I cannot state that enough.
We don't need to use seat belts, really. When was the last time a seat belt saved your life? Never. Not for me. Never. I don't think you can think of any instances either. They're a perk, not a necessity, which is why you don't see seat belts on buses and why people in Third World countries don't have them. Hence the enforcement being utterly stupid and anti-freedom. Legislating mandatory seat belts is no more sensible than legislating mandatory top hats or monocles. Even those would be better than seat belts because they illustrate your economic status (poor people would obviously wear cheap top hats of low quality). If you drive your car correctly, you won't get into an accident, and if you don't get into an accident you don't need a seat belt. So they're only worthwhile if you're stupid, and stupid people don't matter, according to Robert Heinlein. Thus, no reason for seat belts and seat belt laws.
What can you do to stop the fascism of seat belt laws? Well, you should resist them. Don't wear seat belts, even if you want to. You need to protest against the fascism of America's laws by flouting them as often as possible. So what if you end up dying from it if you get into a car accident? You'll be showing the government they can't force you what to do. If we all do it, it'll be like the ending of that awesome movie V for Vendetta, only instead of everyone wearing V's mask, everyone won't wear their seat belt. That's how democracy works, majority rules. That's what I believe in, unless the majority wants to destroy me with the death tax or ban trans-fats. Then they're fascists. This is an issue we freedom-loving Americans need to speak out against. If not, the bureaucrats in the government will soon be putting us in those pods like in The Matrix. I'm telling you, people, it'll happen.