Its a new year may 2015 be the year we RIDETOPLESS!
Time to come together and get Republicans elected!
The Democratic Leadership of this state has screwed us for over 40 years now.
No matter what we try. We tried to force them, no change, we tried helping them, no change, and we tried working the system like they wanted, no change.
WE HAVE TO GO BACK TO FORCING THEM AND DON'T LET UP. FULL THROTTLE. WE FELL FOR IT ONCE AND THEY GOT OVER ON US. WE CAN'T SIT AND HOPE IT WILL HAPPEN. WE NEED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!!
We have been sleeping with the enemy too long and it has brought us nothing but empty promises and lies and more empty promises.
VOTE AGAINST THE STATUS QUO!
Votes are the only thing they listen too.
Send the Democratic Leadership a huge message ,I think the number of new republican house members was a wake up call.
An independent consulting firm, (Michigan Consultants) estimates an annual Tourism increase of 53.9 million dollars, New sales and accessory increases of 500 million dollars (motorcycle industry),and over 2700 new jobs between tourism and sales with a helmet law repeal. All of the great lakes states with the exception of
What we need is bravery in the Statehouse!
If the state legislature mainly Speaker of the house Robert DeLeo would allow a helmet bill to see a full vote in the House of Representatives, it would pass. In a previous legislative session then House Ways and Means Chairman DeLeo told the motorcycle community that he would see that the helmet modification bill passed by the senate that session would make it out of his committee. He chose to be a willing participant with lobby groups to kill the chance for freedom to be returned. He and those groups should be ashamed, I was ashamed for them.
I would hope this session when the Senate approves the current helmet modification bill that Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo would do the brave thing and actually reinstate the freedom stolen from the motorcyclist in the late sixties. The history of our current antiquated helmet bill is the story of the federal government bullying the state of Massachusetts into passing a helmet bill. They were going to withhold highway funds from the state of Massachusetts. The legislature and leadership at the time thought money was far more important than freedom. Let's hope that has changed. When men and women were returning from serving their country the Federal government and the Massachusetts legislature stole freedom for which they were fighting to protect. The freedom of choice to wear or not to wear a helmet seems to some a small thing. To a veteran freedom does not come cheaply.
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE,ASK A VETERAN!
SUITED THIEVES MAKE OF WITH 168,748 DOLLARS.
The Massachusetts Senate provided the 2010 budget for all to see. The suited thieves got away with $168,748 provided by Motorcyclists for their own safety it was line item 8400-0016. The suited thieves used the usually fuzzy styled math they use each year to steal funds from motorcyclists.
If there are 179000 registered bikes in MA in 2009, then logically the fund should have $358,000 dollars in it. Yet the fools on the hill will get away with robbery again as the average motorcyclists does not look to see what is in their safety fund. AS of 2010 the fund no longer exists.
There are 181,000 registered bikes in MA and over 200,000 licensed motorcycle riders in MA. THAT IS ONE HUGE VOTING BLOCK!
Helmets don't prevent accidents!
Education and awareness saves lives a proven fact in 2007! 40% reduced fatalities in no small part due to the MMA and Plymouth Rock Insurance Company's Check twice sign program.
Do you know what the whole helmet argument is about? It is certainly not about safety!
Its about freedom of choice. I remember reading a document called the Declaration of Independence. If I remember correctly it had something in it about all men are created equal and we had the right to the pursuit of happiness. Yet in Massachusetts for the biker this couldn't be farther from the truth.
Todays Massachusetts' motorcycle rider has to wear a helmet,no choice,no freedom to choose,no pursuit of happiness for the Massachusetts' biker.
You as a Massachusetts' biker are treated differently than auto drivers. They can be killed more frequently and cost more in health care but we have to wear a helmet for safety. Car drivers are 14% of all head trauma costs for motor vehicle accidents per the CDC. Motorcycle riders are only 6% so the social burden argument seems to be that car drivers are the social burden yet we have to wear helmets for safety. “Let us consider a more concrete example of just and unjust laws. An unjust law is a code that a numerical or power majority group compels a minority group to obey but does not make binding on itself The Massachusetts legislature was fooled into believing that we are incapable of having freedom,they know better and are scared to change the law.
I don't know if they understand that the riders know the good and the bad of the helmet argument and are capable of making their own decision.
POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES
The medical argument seems to be the other side of the aisle here,when well funded political action committee's can get politicians ears; the average biker is out maneuvered. Bikers in Massachusetts have a Political Action Committee of their own but the average biker can't spare $100 dollars to give. I suggest if you want to help give $5 dollars,$10 dollars. It would be something if all bikers gave; to see $200,000 to fight with in the Massachusetts Motorcyclists PAC
Their whole argument is that helmets save lives,yet all motorcyclist that die in MA have helmets on. They do not mention the vehicle to vehicle accident factor; where accidents caused by an inattentive auto driver seem to go unnoticed. The medical side has well funded misinterpreted studies with their view of motorcyclists used to back their argument up.
We need ammunition to fight this argument.
They have paid lobbyist who do nothing but visit Politicians, and pay contributions to politicians to get them to see their way. We have a dedicated all volunteer army to counter them.
We need more and getting money to the Massachusetts motorcyclists PAC is the answer!
Doctors don't believe in our personal choice!
To them I say, wash your hands,use the Purell you are supplied with,more people die from hospital acquired infections directly related to Doctors not washing their hands than die on motorcycles.