Cars Don’t Kill People

Cars are merely a tool designed to get people and goods from point A to point B. It is the people who misuse this tool that cause all the problems.

As a believer in Freedom, I think it is completely bogus that the nanny state restricts that freedom in regards to this tool. Since the right to travel is universal, there should be no restrictions on car ownership or usage.

Anyone, regardless of age or ability, should be able to buy and use a car however they want. Stop signs, traffic signals, and road laws such as speed limits and what side of the road to drive on are contrary to our basic human rights and should be abolished.

Don’t let government restrict our freedoms just because a few reckless people misuse their cars. It is not the role of the state to regulate common sense!

Now, if you think this is a strange and reckless position to adopt, just remember that it is precisely the same argument that American gun rights advocates use. Except, in their case, the universal human right they reference is that to self-defense, and, you know, the only utility guns have is to kill.

Cars don’t kill people, people kill people.

The thing is: this is fine! If you are a gun rights advocate who wants to take this absolutist position (like the NRA), this is your right as a human being with a brain that is functioning on some minimal level. But you need to keep in mind that when you use such an argument, I’m naturally going to lump you in with the people who argue long and hard with what they think are facts and logic that the story of Noah’s Arc is historical fact, or that the world is flat.

You are in good company!

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