Prohibition A Question for Prohibitionists Friday 16 May 2014 reed 4 Comments Why should it be a criminal offence to possess/smoke cannabis and not a criminal offence to not wear a seat belt?
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Read a great piece this morning on how legalisation in so much of the US is destroying the violent drug cartels in Mexico. Prohibition fosters violence.
True… and prohibition is itself violence.
Not wearing a seat belt may not be a “criminal offense” but you can still get fined for it – $150 when I got pinged for it back in the late 90s. Another nanny state assault on liberty. Even worse, cars made since the early 2000s all have seat belt sensors – nanny on board! You can’t disable them without setting off the airbag warning light, and if that’s on, you can’t get a warrant….grrrr…..
Seat belt laws are justified by ownership of the roads. You’re not free to do whatever you want on communal land.