The healthy debate on seat belts ... :
At least elected officials are openly debating and voting
on the issue -- and not leaving it to an unelected health board to impose it. ... Hub Blog’s stance on the seat-belt law? Hey, if elected officials openly debate and vote on it -- and not leave it to an unelected health board to impose it -- so be it. ... Suggestion: Maybe the legislature can establish a new public safety board (run primarily by cops) to impose these types of thorny laws and let elected lawmakers off the electoral hook. ... Some proponent of the proposed seat-belt law (didn’t catch his name) was yapping away last night on ‘Greater Boston’ about the ‘greater good’ and the ‘health’ angle and the ‘medical costs’ imposed on the rest of the seat-belt-wearing society and ... We've seen this song and dance before. But never mind
. ... FYI: I wear seat belts. Don’t understand what the big deal is about wearing them. Don’t equate the issue directly with freedom, though I’m wary of profiling and expanding powers of cops. ... But at least elected officials are openly debating and voting on the issue.