In a message dated 4/30/2004 2:57:40 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
UK is pretty bound up with legislation these days, but it is alarming to
hear Americans on our TV political current affairs programs say how
refreshing and open the UK is compared to the limitations and restrictions
I just find it sad.
Many of our polititians think it is their duty to protect us from ourselves.
They don't care how and they don't usually care why, they just have to do it.
This legislation against a tiny group of old car owners is a perfect
example. It is also an easy way for a legislator to do something and say
constituents "look what I did" I attacked a small group that can't or wont
exert any political clout to save you good people from those nasty old cars
are polluting our air.
She (in this case, not being sexist) can do this and not tick off her soccer
mom constituents that drive SUV's or vans. The only problem I see with Glen's
proposal is that it would adversely affect the families with two or more
children that need a large vehicle to get around comfortably and safely in.
I don't know any viable solutions to the pollution problems, other than our
steady progress with automobile engineering. Mass transit just doesn't seem to
work, and the cost in my opinion is excessive.
We just have to keep a watch out and be ready to be vocal and point out the
silliness of legislation such as this.
As many of you know, my other hobby involves firearms, and although I
certainly do not agree with everything the National Rife Association says, they
to be the only effective voice nationally for my hobby, so I am a life member.
If there were a similar organization for old cars, I'm sure I would join that
Texan in New Mexico
Check out the Declaration of Independence! You think it promises happiness?
No no no, it talks about the "pursuit of happiness." The PURSUIT! We've become
a nation of wimps! We think we're entitled to everything, we want to legislate
ourselves into some cozy little cocoon. Well, forget it, Nature Boy. There
are no guarantees. Life is nasty, brutish, and short.Jeff Melvoin, Northern
Exposure, Bolt from the Blue, 1994