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    ...they will take a mile.

    Austin chief pushes for new drunk driving charge

    Just what we need, more ways for the government to come after people. Another reason to harass people at roadblocks, and more money for cities. On top of that, if history is anything to judge by, it will actually kill more people.

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    I called this one back in the '80s.

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    Wait... let me get this straight.


    You're mad because they don't want people operating a deadly weapon while consuming alcohol?
     
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    I'll declare a huge bias in this issue, having lost a loved one because some bastard was drunk while driving. In my (emotional) opinion, anyone who drinks and drives should be shot. A quick and painless death - which is much more humane than what they do to others.
     
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    Nope.

    I am mad because they are using fraud in order to get more money. My question is why aren't you? Do you have some sort of congenital defect that requires government to protect you from yourself?
     
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    Did you know that alcohol related fatalities increased after they passed the 0.08 laws? Or that this increase occurred after a few consecutive years of an actual decline in fatalities?
     
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    The best friend I ever had was killed by a drunk driver. I have no sympathy for anybody caught driving while intoxicated. I think a mandatory jail sentence of 6 months or more would be a good start and maybe a huge fine - say in the area of at least $5,000.00. A second conviction should be a two year jail sentence at least. I like to drink now and then BUT I never ever drive after I have been drinking. If you do, shame on you and I hope you get caught every time.
     
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    I'm not really sure why anyone has an objection to drunk and impaired people being kept off the roads.

    if they stay off the roads, they can drink as much as they like.

    it always strikes me funny.... you can invade a woman's privacy by forcing her to carry a pregnancy to term; you can discriminate against people for the most personal of reasons, eg., what they do in their bedrooms...

    but better not tell you not to drink or make you wear a seatbelt goshdurnit....

    warped.
     
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    Why do people always bring up abortion in an attempt to defend their right to interfere in peoples lives?
     

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