I totally agree on the executing minors issues. Perhaps that should apply to minors convicted of federal crimes in federal courts but as far as persons convicted on state charges in state courts, that’s a states rights issue. If I were a Governor I would be pissed and raising hell about this.
Also, in regards to mandatory auto insurance laws I concede that I haven’t been in an accident with an uninsured driver. I do believe though, that by not requiring drivers to be insured, it will encourage compeition in the insurance industry.
Also as a side note, I know in the state of Iowa you don’t need insurance per se, but need to prove you are good for 55,000 USD or some such amount, obviously in the case of an accident. That’s how the state staute reads, whether that flies when you got stopped by the Hi-Po’s I don’t know.
Anyway, I just think the state doesn’t need to baby sit us. We should be culpable for our own actions. If you are are irresponsible and drive without insurance and hurt someone, they should be able to acquire your assets through civil legal actions. I mean, if you’re dead I think the insurance issue is moot, and if you’re injured grievously getting the money for legal bills/punitive damages is important but not immediate, unless you don’t have health insurance yourself which brings us full cirlce in the individual responsibility issue.
I am not unsympathetic to the situation (uninsured auto accident) and I realize that many of these libertarian causes are not realistic or feasible in our current situation. In other words, I realize how big a cluster it would be to flip a switch and suddenly find ourselves in Libertopia. I also know it’s not going to happen.
It’s likelyl none of the laws I would repeal/change will ever change, but I threw them out there because I believe the closer we nudge our government towards an anarcho-capatalist free market ideal, the better.