I Guess Helmets Also Prevent an Understanding of Freedom to Choose

I read, this morning, that Seattle has done away with their mandatory bicycle helmet law, which has been in effect for some thirty years. The Blaze, which on their About page describe themselves as “unapologetically pro-American,” notes this news with the headline Mandatory bicycle helmet law revoked in Seattle for racial equality. Now I grant so-called racial equality is a stupid reason for revoking a law, but The Blaze makes no mention in their article of the fact that the law was a stupid law anyway, as the law was an infringement of all Americans’ freedom to choose. The reasoning for Seattle’s revocation of the bicycle helmet law is indeed stupid, but its revocation is a win for the idea of Americans’ freedom to choose.

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