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    Filed at 3:04 am under by dcobranchi

    The Wilmington News-Journal goes all statist (again) in this editorial.

    It is a sad day when Delaware, the first state to ratify the Constitution, acquires the ignominious status as last in something important. But because of a handful of recalcitrant Democratic legislators in the General Assembly, we are now the only state without a .08 percent blood alcohol standard for drunken driving.

    Montana approved such legislation last month, leaving only Delaware out of compliance with federal highway safety standards.

    I don’t agree with the reasons that Delaware is last to cave in to the feds but I certainly applaud the result. The practice of the federal government taxing citizens is order to blackmail/bribe state legislatures is wrong and the ought to be forbidden. I hope that Delaware lives up to its nickname and rebels against this policy. Not likely, I’m sure, but I can dream.

    One Response to “OT: THE FIRST STATE”

    Comment by
    Eric Holcombe
    June 23rd, 2004
    at 8:50 am

    It doesn’t matter what the legal limit is when the punishment isn’t enforced.