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January 30, 2012

California Attacks Freedom, the Poor with New Car Seat Law

California law makers continued its fight against freedom and the state’s poor by passing a new car seat law at the beginning of the year.

The law, which took effect on January 1, made it mandatory for all children eight or younger or shorter than 4 feet 9 inches to ride strapped to car seats. This new naked assault on freedom supersedes the law that now seems quaint that all kids weighing fewer than 60 pounds or six-years-old or younger. Though no one from the car seat industrial complex has yet to officially comment on the new law, the rumor is that once they take a break from counting their money, they will give the law two thumbs up.  To be fair, other states have instituted similar regulations; and apparently, problems are arising with obese 7-8 year olds fitting into child car seats.

Two previous similar bills were vetoed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a man as well-known for his penchant for maids as he is for his knowledge of legislation. The California Office of Traffic Safety says that the penalty for standing up against the draconian law will be at least $479.

As of this writing, no members of the state senate or the house of assembly have spoken up in defense of the state’s poor, which, considering the Golden State’s unemployment rate is close to the nation’s highest, are legion. Lawmakers have yet to explain how they are going to assist those who are living from paycheck to paycheck come up with the cash necessary to meet the new driving requirements.

The California Highway Patrol has yet to clarify whether or not parents and guardians shall be required to travel with their children’s birth certificates and whether or not its officers, made famous by Ponch and John, will be issued bathroom scales.

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