Thursday, January 10, 2013

Everybody - Link to This

All the cool kids are doing it - and I'm even doing it, and I'm about as cool as Professor Frink.  The Sacred Cow Slaughterhouse writes "We Need to Regulate Cars Like We Regulate Guns".  Obligatory tease to show you it's worth going to RTWT:
To buy a sports car, you will have to be 21.  A "Sports car" will be defined as any combination of any two of the following: 2 doors instead of 4, spoked rims not requiring hubcaps, aerodynamic effects such as spoilers or air dams, a wheelbase under 100 inches, a manual transmission, a curb weight under 3000 lbs, fiberglass or other non-metal construction, or painted logos.

For every purchase, you will have to fill out a questionnaire confirming you're a US citizen, do not use drugs or abuse alcohol, have never had a conviction for alcohol related incidents or reckless driving.  Lying on this form will be punishable by 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

New cars will only be purchased from Federal Automobile Licensees who must provide fingerprints, proof of character, secure storage for all vehicles, and who must call the Federal Bureau of Motor Vehicles to verify your information before purchase.  They may approve or decline or delay the sale.  If they decline, you may appeal the decision in writing to a review board.  If they delay, it becomes an approval automatically after 10 days. However, the dealer may decline to complete such a sale in case of later problems. 
Go read.


  1. I wish I could say that surprises me.

  2. And of course this will not be enough to prevent auto accidents, so then there will be rationing of 'gasoline', and they will push to outlaw 'high-test' gasoline all together.
    Possession of many 'automotive accessories which could be used to turn a regular car into a sports car' will be declared illegal...or possession of them, whether they are installed on a vhehicle or not, will be the same as possessing a 'sports car' for regulatory purposes; i.e. arrest and subsequent suspension of your 'motor vehicle rights.'

    Oh, yeah, and they will tell you that you should really rely on 'public transportation' (Law Enforcement) rather than own your own 'car' at all.
    This is a very good analogy, over all...

    Funny thing is, the corellation here is so tight and intuitive that 20 years ago I made the observation that I would never again live or work in a place where you have to pay to park your car, and that I would never live on or near a public bus route ;P

  3. But it saves just one life from senseless automobile fatalities... it will be worth it. Right?

  4. Shouldn't fuel purchases be limited to 10 litres or less per month?
    And high capacity cupholders - now ther's an issue!