Archive for date: June 14th, 2010

New MD Law Requires Children Under 13 To Wear PFD

14 Jun
June 14, 2010

The State of Maryland had the good sense to pass this law. Virginia needs to put away the politics and protect our children on this one.

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Virginia Needs A Child PFD Law

14 Jun
June 14, 2010

Below is commentary from Steve Stewart, Editor of the Tidewater News.

Extremist libertarianism

By Steve Stewart (Contact) | Tidewater News

Published Saturday, June 12, 2010

I get the libertarian philosophy. I appreciate its core principle. The less that government interferes in the lives of people, the fewer the obstacles to the Declaration of Independence’s promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Like many political philosophies, however, libertarianism can be carried too far.

Take, for example, the Virginia General Assembly’s steadfast refusal to adopt common-sense legislation that would require children in boats on inland waters to wear life preservers.

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