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(This section is a rant and rave platform for me because as far as you're concerned, I'm God here)

 

"When I want my opinion, I'll ask for it"

 

I love this country, I really do.  At its basic level, I have the freedom to speak my mind in any socially acceptable manner I choose without breaking the law (i.e. hurting someone or some thing,etc.)  I do have problems when beaurocrats deem it necessary to tell me what my opinion or choice is.

 

Helmet Laws:  I despise any law stating that for my own safety I MUST wear some protective head gear, which I'm sure was written, introduced, and voted on by some non-motorcycle riding slave to the almighty dollar.  Is wearing a helmet really safer than not?  Maybe yes maybe no, but the choice should be my own.  (although at my present location in South Carolina it is MY choice as long as I meet or exceed the mandatory limit of 21 years of age.)  I know certain laws are meant to protect us and that's all well and good, but how does a mandatory helmet law protect us?  What about your chest cavity?  What if you lose control and slide into something or run head on into a tree and the handlebars pierce your chest or stomach cavity?  How does the helmet help you then?  Of course no one wants to die, but if I go down in a serious enough accident I don't want to wake up in a hospital without any legs or to find out that I've suffered some severe brain damage (coupled with the already extensive amount acquired through the fact that I'm male lol) and will no longer lead the lifestyle I've grown to love such as urinating while standing on my own two legs,etc.   I would rather be taken off life supprt after a period of time has passed long enough for me to express my feelings to those who are well deserving of them.  What I'm trying to say is that if I'm going to die, why not on my own terms doing something that keeps my blood flowing and a smile on my face.  I'm sure that my thinking may be primitive and neanderthal-like but it's my opinion and I'm sticking with it till the day I die.