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    Georgia law and funeral processions

    I very rarely see someone NOT pull over. Do we really need a law?

    ATLANTA – You see drivers stop for an approaching funeral procession, but one 11Alive viewer wanted to know if Georgia law requires you to stop.

    A lobbyist for the Georgia Funeral Directors Association says the law might need to articulate that behavior seen as common courtesy is not required by law.

    “I was raised in the south,” says Charlie Watts. “I was brought up that way. I stop. I thought there was a law, but there's not a law.”

    Georgia code 40-dash-6-76 says funeral processions have the right of way at intersections. All other drivers should yield and let them pass.

    “You cannot interrupt one,” says Watts. “Can't pass a funeral procession. Can't do that on a two lane road.”

    Georgia law is clear on what you should do when facing a school bus. It doesn't address that situation when it comes to a funeral procession.

    “Do they have to stop?” There's no law in the state that requires you to stop on a two lane or four lane highway,” says Watts.

    Some people involved in the funeral business are discussing whether or not the answer needs to be written into the law.

    “It might help funeral directors,” says Watts. “They know what they're supposed to do. I think it would help them if other people understood.”

    In the coming months, members of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association will discuss the possibility of adding an amendment to the law to be considered by the General Assembly.
    http://www.11alive.com/news/commuter...ions/341931122
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    common courtesy
    Vices are usually pleasurable, at least for the time being, and often do not disclose themselves as vices by their effects until after they have been practiced for many years, perhaps for a lifetime. To many, perhaps most, of those who practice them, they do not disclose themselves as vices at all during life.


    Virtues, on the other hand, often appear so harsh and rugged, they require the sacrifice of so much present happiness, at least, and the results, which alone prove them to be virtues, are often so distant and obscure, in fact, so absolutely invisible to the minds of many, especially of the young, that, from the very nature of things, there can be no universal, or even general, knowledge that they are virtues. In truth, the studies of profound philosophers have been expended — if not wholly in vain, certainly with very small results — in efforts to draw the lines between the virtues and the vices.


    If, then, it became so difficult, so nearly impossible, in most cases, to determine what is, and what is not, vice — and especially if it be so difficult, in nearly all cases, to determine where virtue ends, and vice begins — and if these questions, which no one can really and truly determine for anybody but himself, are not to be left free and open for experiment by all, each person is deprived of the highest of all his rights as a human being, to wit, his right to inquire, investigate, reason, try experiments, judge, and ascertain for himself what is, to him, virtue, and what is, to him, vice — in other words: what, on the whole, conduces to his happiness, and what, on the whole, tends to his unhappiness. If this great right is not to be left free and open to all, then each man's whole right, as a reasoning human being, to "liberty and the pursuit of happiness," is denied him.
    https://mises.org/library/vices-are-not-crimes

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    I love the fact that it happens voluntarily. Making it a law strips us of dignity and honor.
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    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    Do we really need a law?
    Reported.

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    Quote Originally Posted by presence View Post
    If this great right is not to be left free and open to all, then each man's whole right, as a reasoning human being, to "liberty and the pursuit of happiness," is denied him.
    It loses all meaning when it becomes law.
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    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
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