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RE: Children Without Choices
By Dave Kiffer


February 11, 2007
Sunday PM

I'm with Carl Webb on this one.

If you as a parent aren't smart enough to realize that second hand smoke in a car is bad for your children, then perhaps it is up to the government to "encourage" you to get more "educated."

Are we (and our children) safer with such "government" intervention?

On Friday I was sitting patiently in a long line of cars that was waiting - as reguired by law - while an elementary school bus was discourging its precious cargo at the Kayhi pool.

I saw people nervously tapping their steering wheels, probably in a hurry to be somewhere. I suspect these are the same folks who quickly pass a school bus the minute the yellow light comes on.

Many, many, many years ago, I had a elementary school classmate killed because a car zipped around a stopped school bus and hit him. I don't believe there was a law against it back then.

Dave Kiffer
Ketchikan, AK

Received February 11, 2007 - Published February 11, 2006

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