Apparently, presidential candidate and Senator of Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren has a pressing issue that isn’t getting enough attention. #EndTrafficViolence
Traffic violence kills thousands and injures even more Americans every year. On World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Crash Victims, I’m sending my love to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones. It’s time to #EndTrafficViolence.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 17, 2019
This sounds oddly like the same language she’s been using to rally against “gun violence”, another strange political term use to conflate stats to push an agenda.
The folks over at Twitter had some fun with this.
When will we finally ban cars? #EndTrafficViolence— Hampagne Papi (@Hambonetweets) November 18, 2019
A point I shamefully neglected. It’s time to finally defeat the car lobby and their motosexual constituency once and for all.— The Truth About Guns (@guntruth) November 18, 2019
People (deplorables, really) only drive Chevy Suburbans and Toyota Tacomas to compensate for small genitals. #EndTrafficViolence now! https://t.co/TcShUbu1oR
My car battery died on me this morning. We must #EndTrafficViolence.— Miguel de León (@xchixm) November 18, 2019
• Raise the age to obtain a DL to 21!— David Ratliff 🐻 (@1ChicagoDave) November 18, 2019
• Limit the number of vehicles someone can own!
• Ban fully automatic vehicles!
• Limit horsepower to 100hp or less!
• Ban all black-painted vehicles! (Aka: “Assault vehicles”)
• Ban all children from riding in cars!#EndTrafficViolence
I wrecked my Big Wheel and skinned my little toe in my driveway when I was three pic.twitter.com/eeZcywywcy— Chad Jiles (@Chad_Jiles) November 17, 2019
Universal Background Checks for anyone who wants to purchase a vehicle. Plus we must ban all vehicles that do not get at least 35 miles to the gallon, confiscate every vehicle that was manufactured before 2017, & no one under the age of 25 can purchase or operate a vehicle.— Samuel Nicholas (@Teufelshunde_95) November 18, 2019
“Traffic Violence” pic.twitter.com/tXHqppg6yt— Stuart Corbett (@TheSJCArt) November 18, 2019
No one needs an auto of war. #TrafficRedFlagLaws— MPK (@Rongesq) November 18, 2019
Oh good. Now she will come to your garage and take your car away too. pic.twitter.com/1WGNzUQhIz— Joel Borden (@BordenJoel) November 18, 2019
Is there a group you won’t pander to?— Johnny 🧢 (@jmacbost) November 18, 2019
I know that she’s sincere in sending her condolences. It’s Annual Traffic Remembrance Day or something. It just seems as if the way she goes about everything is so political. I don’t think she’s capable of not turning something into a “cause” to rally behind.
It’s always that same old message that we can fix everything through easy government solutions by voting for politicians who’ve already held office for decades but haven’t solved anything.
Issues like mass shootings and unsafe traffic conditions are very complicated and they potentially affect hundreds of millions of people. This is why they will never be fixed by a #Hashtag, a few tweets or a political rally.
Most large scale change requires the populous to alter their own behavior and how they interact with other people; people teaching their children right from wrong and to respect others. Of course, they too need to understand what respect is before they can teach it. It certainly isn’t going to come from our government or some silly political tweets. In our current ultra self important “me first” society, I don’t see anything happening anytime soon.