Survey: Do You Have a Libertarian Streak?


There is nothing like a post on bicycle helmets to stir up a lot of comments, but I was surprised by the libertarian streak in the comments, where readers may not object to helmets but do object to seat belt and helmet laws, saying things like "maybe the debate over whether or not helmets help save lives is over, but the debate over whether or not adults should be forced to use them at the point of a gun (that's what all laws do) is another story entirely. An adult should never, under any circumstance, be forced by law to wear a helmet while on their own bicycle or motorcycle." and "I would fight tooth and nail against a law requiring helmets be worn while riding, but I would still think an adult riding in traffic without a helmet was bloody stupid."

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