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Freedom is the cure?

Why stop at face masks? Let’s rid ourselves of the terrible confinement of seat belts. After all, they impinge upon our freedom to be ejected from a moving vehicle, which common sense suggests is the safer way to go! Child protective seats? Please - what kind of parent wants to begin an infant’s life with early restrictions of freedom? Sure, we’ll lose a few hapless tots through the front windshield, but isn’t life a gamble? Roll the dice!

Guard rails on bridges? Who needs ‘em? Same goes for escalators! Armco barriers on freeways? Think of the cost savings? Motorcycle helmets? Doesn’t traumatic brain injury support the high-paying career of a young neurosurgeon with loads of student debt? Airbags in cars? Strictly for millennial snowflakes. No wonder modern cars have become unaffordable! C’mon, Spokane - use your heads … . . as battering rams or sledgehammers! That’s why God made the human skull so hard & thick!

Bruce Market



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