Live Free or Die

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

Maybe Free Staters are on to something, after all:

n that most representative of public assemblies – the bustling House chamber of the New Hampshire State House – there’s an old rebellious notion: In matters of personal responsibility, don’t always err on the side of safety. After all, it’s the only state not to require that adults wear seat belts.

So when a bill came up in early April to consider allowing robotic traffic cameras at the busiest crossroads, mocking laughter from the gallery preceded the measure’s demise.

“The idea that we were going to be photographed [by the government] was anathema to most of us,” says Neal Kurk, a Republican from Weare, N.H.

Good for them. The article cites several examples of a building momentum against traffic cameras.

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