The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) latest proposal to cap American cars at 100 miles per hour is nothing short of a blatant overreach and a disturbing glimpse into a future where government control tramples individual freedom. This entire scenario, triggered by a tragic accident, is a textbook example of how government agencies exploit isolated incidents to impose broad, overbearing regulations that trample on constitutional rights and personal liberties.
First off, let’s be clear: the NTSB’s audacious move to regulate car speeds is a gross overstep of constitutional boundaries. The U.S. Constitution grants no such power to the federal government to dictate such specific manufacturing standards to the automobile industry. This isn’t just overreach; it’s a flagrant disregard for the constitutional limits of government power.
Putting the constitutional aspect aside, let’s dissect the event that sparked this absurd recommendation. The culprit, Gary Dean Robinson, was already on law enforcement’s radar, having been cited for speeding numerous times. Yet, due to the leniency of the Las Vegas system, most of these citations didn’t even make it to his record. This is the real issue at hand – a failed system that allows repeat offenders to slip through the cracks, not the need for more automotive regulations.
Consider the accident’s specifics: Robinson was driving at 103 mph. Would a cap at 100 mph have made a difference? Absolutely not. This proposed speed limit is nothing more than a foot in the door for future restrictions. Before we know it, they’ll be pushing for lower and lower limits, inching us back to the days of the oppressive 55 mph speed limit. We’ve seen this slippery slope before, and we won’t be fooled again.
Moreover, this feels eerily reminiscent of something you’d expect in a country like China, where government control stifles individual choice. The irony? China is aggressively moving into the electric vehicle market and cozying up to U.S. politicians. This move reeks of outside influence and a step towards curbing American automotive freedom.
The solution isn’t more government meddling but letting the free market reign. If car manufacturers want to self-impose a 100 mph limit, that’s their prerogative. Consumers can then vote with their wallets. That’s how a free market operates; that’s the essence of liberty.
We need to clamp down on repeat offenders and address the real problem – a broken judicial system that fails to hold them accountable. Government, keep your hands off our cars and trucks! This isn’t about safety; it’s about control. And as Americans, we must resist every attempt to erode our freedoms under the guise of safety. Enough is enough!
Author: Scott Dowdy