And I couldn’t help thinking, driving along, running with this bad company that I was keeping, if maybe so many people speed simply because we’re a nation of laws with too many laws.
Speed limits are essential. They save lives. But we’re a land where people are increasingly treated like criminals. Security checks at airports ensure we’re not terrorists. Identity checks to buy allergy medicines ensure we’re not meth heads. Drug tests at work ensure we’re not liabilities. Background checks to join various organizations ensure we’re not any number of things.