From: Jim Yanik
Subject: Re: Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks - Big Brother at his best!
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 01:48:35 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Friends of Lummox
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 01:48:35 +0000 (UTC)
Fred wrote in
> On Sat, 04 Jan 2003 00:53:15 -0800, Gerry Schneider
>>There you go - a (flawed!) device whose "data" (including
>>false positives) is used to judge you without recourse to a
>>fair hearing, which *requires* you to either blow into a
>>tube while driving (ridiculous!) or pull over before the
>>horn and lights go off (dangerous!), and which is set to
>>absurdly low levels (watch out for mouthwash and
>>liqueur-filled chocolates!). And when does the punishment
>>end? When they say so! OK, sure, the guy may have deserved
>>to get nailed for drunk driving, but doesn't anybody besides
>>me (and Fred) worry about where this is going? Or have you
>>Americans been so brainwashed by the War on Drugs, War on
>>Terrorism etc. that you don't care anymore?
> I don't understand your objections. Are you saying the severity of
> the punishment does not fit the crime? You say the drunk "deserves to
> get nailed". What does "getting nailed" mean to you.
> We need laws with enough teeth to discourage the drunks from driving.
> If the deterrence fails, we need to follow through with action that
> does not depend on the drunk's "good-will" to not offend again.
Laws do not 'deter',they merely provide for punishment after the crime has
Jim Yanik,NRA member
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