conservatism hits the road

I was driving to work today when I ended up behind a guy doing 30 mph in a 40 mph zone.

The first chance I got, I attempted to pass him. He sped up his car so that I couldn’t (or most couldn’t… I don’t give up easily).

To me, this was a great example of conservatism applied. One of the roots of conservatism is minding your own business and letting people live their own lives.

If someone wants to pass me, I let them. If they want to go 80 in a 40, why not? Survival of the fittest. If I let them pass me, then they’re no longer tailgating me or giving me the finger or whatever. I let them pass, and they’re out of my life. They get to go fast, I get to go my own speed.

To purposefully try to keep someone behind you is to actively assert control over another. And all it does is make sure both parties are pissed off – which opens the door to a more dangerous ending.

The man who tried to prevent me from passing was a liberal. The Obama sticker told me so (at least they’re clearly labeled… almost all of them in Madison). A conservative would have let me go, and might even have pulled to the shoulder to ensure a safer pass.

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One response to “conservatism hits the road

  1. That guy was borrowing his hippie brother-in-law’s car. He hates that stupid sticker.

    He knows the best way to get home: 30mph.

    Allowing you (the reckless liberal who cannot comprehend the proper path) to take the lead could jeopardize everything. Your desire to go 40mph is not your own business: you are not behind the closed doors of your own home – you are in public and affecting the world around you (including him in this case). To let you pass at all (much less move to the side) would be the same as him condoning your foolhardy strategy of increasing spending (extra gas) to fix the problem.

    Your pass may not have an adverse effect on his trip home… there is also a chance that it could. He already knows the true path home – to examine the method that you’re suggesting can have no benefit. He is not interested in “working together” with you and will feel no guilt whatsoever about it.

    Know your place speedracer: second car. Leave the leading to the big boys.

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