Drunk driving is stupid, dangerous, unacceptable, criminal behavior. We all agree that drunk driving is bad...but what happens when our DUI laws reach the point where hundreds of thousands of American citizens are being criminalized each year for "drunk driving" even though they were not impaired at the time of their arrests? What happens when our laws reach the point where eating yeast bread or a pack of M&Ms can produce an Intoxilizer reading that results in a citizen being arrested for DUI?
Despite what MADD propaganda would have you believe, in 1996 only .0000143 percent of the American population was killed in so-called "alcohol related" motor vehicle accidents where someone had a blood alcohol content as high as 0.10% . Government statistics indicate that each year more people die as a result of accidental drowning in America than die in low BAC related motor vehicle accidents. A recent study at a major U.S. university found that low BAC drinking drivers pose far less danger to public safety than do non-drinking drivers who have sleep apnea. In fact, your chances of being killed as a direct result of medical malpractice is 28 times higher than your chances of being killed in a motor vehicle accident involving a low BAC driver.
Despite the extremely low statistical threat to public safety posed by low BAC drinking drivers, more than 600,000 low BAC drivers are arrested and convicted for "drunk driving" in America each year.
Once arrested these otherwise law-abiding citizens are subjected to imprisonment; forced to pay huge fines and court costs; forced to pay the costs of probation; suffer unjust property forfeitures; forced to attend political re-education camps; subjected to psychological testing; forced to engage in involuntary forced labor; suffer government sponsored public humiliation; suffer the loss of driving privileges; suffer loss of respect for the courts and their government; suffer the loss of their jobs; their self esteem; and the destruction of their families.
This unfortunate state of affairs has been foisted upon America by an anti-alcohol, political action organization known as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, (MADD).
If you make your living in the restaurant and hospitality industry, you need to read this website. Your ability to make a living is in jeopardy because of MADD!
If you enjoy good conversation over a beer at a public house, or wine with your dinner at a restaurant you need to read this website. Your liberties are in jeopardy because of MADD!
If you don’t think that drinking beer or wine or spirits in moderation is morally wrong or socially unacceptable you need to read this website. Your freedom to make responsible decisions is in jeopardy because of MADD!
Finally and most importantly, if you are philosophically opposed to your government arresting and convicting hundreds of thousands of innocent people each year for a crime they did not commit, you need to read this website. Your rights as a free citizen are in jeopardy because of MADD!
Read this simple solution to many of our nation's problems.
"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor objectively interpreted-and you can create a nation of law-breakers--and then you cash in on guilt."
Ayn Rand ATLAS SHRUGGED