January 31, 1983

On January 31, 1983, Great Britain enacted a new law to help reduce driving deaths. All drivers and front-seat passengers were required to wear seatbelts. Libertarians worldwide decry this new law and claim that Britain was trying to Nanny-state them. They said that Britain was trying to circumvent evolution by preventing the deaths of the unlucky, stupid and terrible drivers. They said that the good drivers would, overall, outlive and produce more offspring than the bad drivers. Great Britain said that evolution took a very long time to produce those results. Libertarians said not if you believed Lamarck.

If dinosaurs had worn seatbelts, they might still be around. Share this post, if you think I might need to have my logic circuits checked.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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