This is just that first step that I have been talking about for years. We live in a society where someone else always wants to protect you from every risk in life. I have said in the past that there are real "Helmet Nazis" out there who are not happy just promoting helmet use, they want to force helmet use on everyone. These people are as bad as the anti gun crowd who because they don`t like guns, want to take them away from everyone else. These types of people need to get a life and worry about their own shit and stay out of other people`s personal business.
OK, I'll finally bite since you made me laugh, Wolf.
So, government is taking over our schools, our corporations, our healthcare, our personal liberties (so sayeth the right). Scary. And while President Bush was the one who started the bailout, nationalized insurance companies, added $17 trillion drug entitlement program had a governement mandated public school initiative literally titled "No Child Left Behind", wiretapped citizens without warrants, created secret internment camps in international waters beyond the reach of our justice system, allowed his Vice President to live in a nether world that exists between executive and legislative branch, where his house did not exist on Google Earth, only now with the advent of helmet laws has tyrrany come to our shores (Due thanks to Daily Show).
If an employee doesn't want to wear a helmet, then quit. If you don't like a resort's helmet rules, bitch all you want and then go somewhere else. They have to look out for themselves, that's what being a business is all about. Frivolous lawsuits are a big problem in this country and have put a number of innocent legitimate businesses under. Even if there's obviously no ground for said lawsuit, defense attorny's are pretty damn expensive.
Are you a socialist or not? You brag about it, but then you want to pick and choose where you want the government taking an active hand. Have your cake or eat it, but not both. If you want nationalized healthare, you better be ready to accept the government doing what it can to limit healthcare expense, and this includes helmet laws. Sounds to me like you want a socialist government, unless they infringe on Snowolf's rights to tote around a 9mm penis or win a Darwin award. If you're going to climb on a soapbox and foam at the mouth with righteous indignation, at least make sure your views are consistent.