Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Seat belts and the nannies Jon Peterson and Bill Harris

Dear Editor:

With the recent vote on House Bill 320, it's now obvious that most Ohio Republicans in the statehouse are nothing other than Ohio Democrats 10 years later.

Where the Republican Party used to be about the individual, the votes on HB 320 of prove that most elected Republicans are now the primary sponsors of the increasing nanny state.

Should Strickland sign HB 320 into law, drivers will be ticketed for failing to secure in booster seats children who are between 4 and 8 years old and shorter than 4 feet 9 inches tall. In fits of delusion, the Republicans believe they know best -- they know better than parents.

But isn't that the ideological position of the left?

With the current lot of Republicans in office, and voting like Democrats from the 1990's, there really isn't a dimes worth of difference between the parties -- just a decade at best.

I won't be voting for any current Republican office holder in the future. If I want a Democrat to represent me, I'll vote for one.


Anonymous said...

What's next, mandatory helmet laws for kids riding bikes, skateboards, or roller blades? Mandatory helmet laws for adults riding motorcycles? Let me guess... mandatory seat belt laws for everyone. OK OK.. I'll stop being sarcastic.

Sigh... so much for personal choice and consequence and freedom in this country.

Anonymous said...

I'm writing a bill for our legislature. It's HRIQ0 and it will ban the constitionally uninformed from posting to this blog.

Jon Peterson is a disbarred troglodite.

Anonymous said...

Standard headline in the local rag that supports such measures and others far worse.

"Ohio wonders why business's and people leave"

Anonymous said...

And the nice about it is that it doesn't apply to government (at any level). At least here in MD where they can be seen traveling the hi-ways and by-ways at excessive speeds and w/o seat belts...especially at the change of shift times.