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Under The Radar

(3,386 posts)
Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:36 PM Feb 2021

Someone ask Gov. Noam if traffic lights in South Dakota invade her freedom

...and personal responsibility to decide for herself when to enter an intersection or not. Telling me that I have to stop and wait in traffic is an invasion of my freedom!!

A traffic light is devise used for the public safety of the drivers and pedestrians in that area. If everyone was more considerate of others then I am sure Traffic lights would not be needed. But we live in a society that has a large percentage of selfish bastards who make it dangerous for the rest of us.
For those confused- This is a parallel for government mandated COVID-19 precautions. If everyone was considerate of others and social distanced with mask, sure there is no need for a mandatory requirement.
It is a public safety requirement made by leaders of a society, not an invasion of her damn freedom or liberty.

“ If Men were angels, no government would be necessary”

James Madison

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bullimiami

(12,998 posts)
1. does she wear seatbelts there in south dakota? obey traffic laws? drive drunk? pay for stuff instead
Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:41 PM
Feb 2021

of just taking it? pay taxes?

my there are a lot of invasions on her freedom but she is so particular about which she doesnt like.

DBoon

(22,144 posts)
12. I bet she would say "no" to most of these
Sun Feb 28, 2021, 03:01 PM
Feb 2021

opposition to seatbelt laws is well known, as is opposition to federally mandated DUI standards.

And we all know what republicans think about paying taxes.

Walleye

(30,144 posts)
2. There's no hardship in wearing a mask. trump doesn't like them so they don't
Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:44 PM
Feb 2021

Nothing is too simplistic for these people

Under The Radar

(3,386 posts)
4. Exactly- but why does Trump have no problem wearing a hard hat
Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:47 PM
Feb 2021

...at a construction site?? Melina even wore one for the remodel of the White House tennis court pavilion.

Walleye

(30,144 posts)
7. The mask thing was part of his denial of the pandemic. Now they have forgotten why they were against
Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:51 PM
Feb 2021

Trump no like mask. Covid is a hoax. They’re in so deep they can’t go back now.

NCjack

(10,277 posts)
14. The rubber band of the mask did not play nicely with his hairdo.
Sun Feb 28, 2021, 03:43 PM
Feb 2021

So, hundreds of thousands of Americans died.

Mr.Bill

(23,844 posts)
3. Imagine if cars had never been registered or had license plates on them,
Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:45 PM
Feb 2021

and now the government was proposing doing that. There would be a civil war.

Mr.Bill

(23,844 posts)
11. California vehicle code states that
Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:57 PM
Feb 2021

when a traffic light is not functioning the intersection is to be treated like it is a 4-way stop sign. My observation has been that a large percentage of people don't know this.

Under The Radar

(3,386 posts)
13. A large percentage will not obey that regulation
Sun Feb 28, 2021, 03:06 PM
Feb 2021

Just today, instate traffic filed down to one lane for 17 miles at a snails pace. flashing signs, traffic cones, ‘merge now’ signs well in advance....left me wondering what the percentage of assholes still decided to drive down the shoulder and “cut” in at the last second ahead of those abiding by the rules. My best estimate was about 33%, but I dare to wager that each of those selfish bastards were Trump supporters. Cheating is in their DNA

snowybirdie

(5,142 posts)
5. How come
Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:48 PM
Feb 2021

she wasn't asked if its freedom in her state for the Attorney General to kill innocent pedestrians walking along a highway, and get away with it.

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,780 posts)
8. Noem
Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:52 PM
Feb 2021

The Governor of South Dakota is Kristi Noem.

Few towns in SoDak have stoplights (Sioux Falls, Brookings, Aberdeen, Mitchell, Pierre, Watertown, Rapid City). I suspect her answer would be "it's a purely local decision that the state should not be involved with." As a practical matter, I suspect she'd be philosophically opposed. Keep in mind that speed limits on the interstate in SoDak are 80; seldom enforced; and if you do wreck, you'll most likely be attended by volunteer EMTs. It's a very different mindset north of I-80 between M/SP and the West Coast.

Under The Radar

(3,386 posts)
10. Society shouldn't care about your selfish reckless ways...
Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:56 PM
Feb 2021

...until it begins to endanger the rest of society.

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