I don't normally get involved in political issues (too much controversy), but it almost seems like since he knows his term is up soon there's no point in making good decisions.
Are you serious, if you pass the check point you get a coupon book for Tim hortons?:lol:I would think avid coffee drinkers would be looking for any chance they could to get pulled over at a check point.Not being American I think I too will stay out of this discussion. But I will add we have a program that does the same thing called R.I.D.E. (reducing impaired drivers everywhere) I too like this program and encourage it. I don't even have one drink then drive. (Personal family loss myself thru D.U.I.)
I have no problem being pulled over for a minute to be checked. (plus we get a booklet of nice coupons for Timmies coffee) :biggrin:
Are you serious, if you pass the check point you get a coupon book for Tim hortons?:lol:I would think avid coffee drinkers would be looking for any chance they could to get pulled over at a check point.
Teetotalers and normal drinkers find it hard to understand why punishment has little or no effect on the alcoholic or addict. Punishment deters the problem drinker and recreational user. An alcoholic/addict doesn't care about losing a wife, kids, house, job or ruining his health and goes to ANY LENGTH to get drunk or loaded. A jail sentence is only an inconvenience that gets in the way of the next binge. A normal person doesn't want to go to jail for DUI, and changes behavior to avoid the punishment. The alcoholic/addict doesn't admit he has a problem and rationalizes their behavior including DUI.I think the solution really is massively intense punishment. If someone drives drunk once it should hurt. Twice they shoud lose the right to drive for the rest of their life. If they drive after that drunk the should go to jail for the rest of their life, make a federal camp out in the middle of Arizona or something and send them all there.
There are cultural differences that have to be considered. When my dad was stationed in Europe, we would often visit the homes of friends we made there. I remember a dinner at a home and I was served wine with my meal. I was 6 years old at the time.I studied German in high school and met with a lot of German foreign exchange students. They told me alot about the differences in alcohol (and other things) between the US and Germany. 16 is the legal drinking age, but none of them knew anyone who had a DUI arrest, becuase the penalties are so severe.