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Guest3130 ... It doesn't have to be an all or nothing solution

I'm as frustrated with drunk drivers as you are. Lately, it's been one preventable tragedy after another. The system obviously has to be fixed.

Having said that, I'm not very comfortable with the usurpation of States Rights by our federal government and that's what's happening when the Feds withhold federal funds unless a state does exactly what the feds tell them to do. After all, those funds came from the states in the first place. How do we choose which States Rights we give up? Who makes those decisions? The morons in Washington don't seem to be much more capable than the morons in our own state house. It's a slippery slope.

Although you may find this to be a bit utopian, I think the solution ultimately lies within ourselves. It's our state. We voted these people into office. It's our obligation to insist that they do the right thing. It's our obligation to hold their feet to the proverbial fire. It's time for all of us to be more active instead of passive when it comes to determining how our state and local governments act. It’s up to us to fix it, not the federal government.

Keep relying on big brother to fix all of your problems and big brother will ultimately control your entire life. If you feel strongly about an issue (like this one) you have to make the effort to become involved. Anything less than that will lead to something far greater than States Rights issues. It will lead to a gradual usurpation of all of your rights. No pain .....No gain.


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