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Mr. Karr claims that a lot of kids in farm country drive trucks and tractors at age 11 and thus “By the time they reach 16 they have had five years of driving experience.”
Uhhh, no sale. Driving a tractor on the side of some country road at 10 MPH with nothing but an occasional produce truck to contend with doesn’t really qualify as driving experience.
I grew up in southern California where driving meant being on the I-5 freeway. Indeed, we all were required to do some freeway driving in high school driver’s ed. When you take your driver’s license test you have to show you can navigate a car in city traffic — not maneuver a row crop tractor down a deserted dirt road or drag a hay merger over to the neighbor’s farm.
Driving experience means operating a motor vehicle in moderate to heavy traffic conditions. It means understanding and complying with traffic laws while moving at speeds often exceeding 40 MPH.p>I’m not sure how many 11 year old kids can claim they’ve done that. If not, then they can’t claim to have driving experience than means anything. br> — Garry Greenwood br> Gearhart, Oregon /p>
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?