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That’s not politically correct, of course. We live in an entitlement age, where a driver’s license is both easy to get and hard to take away — even when an individual repeatedly demonstrates incompetence (for example, multiple “at-fault” accidents over a period of less than five years, etc.) But if safer cars — and fewer accidents and motor vehicle fatalities — are the goal, at least part of the fix is to insist that drivers up their skill set and behave responsibly behind the wheel.
Technology can help, of course. But it can’t protect us against the consequences of our own poor judgment — nor should we expect it to. Unless what we expect is a continual “dumbing-down” of the average motorist, with technology picking up the slack.
And all of us picking up the tab.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online