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Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts
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This is a letter to the editor of the New York Times from 1984, a few years after MADD was founded. The author is complaining about new drunk driving laws. The similarities to the rhetoric now defending the status quo on gun violence is pretty amazing.
* I've been driving drunk for years, and so have lots of people I know, and we never have accidents.
* Even if drunk driving laws work, they encroach on our liberty and threaten our lifestyle.
* I shouldn't be penalized for people who can't hold their liquor.
* The government has no business preemptively telling us we cannot drink and drive. That violates our liberty. You can punish someone after they kill, but not before.
* The best solution to drunk driving is getting children drinking early so they know how to do it responsibly.
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