It's Time, Wisconsin

OK, Wisconsin, it's time.

It's time to get serious about getting rid of drunk driving once and for all.

It's time for all of us to stop saying "it's our culture" and insisting that we must include alcohol at every single get-together we have.

It's time for us to stop saying, "I've just had a couple, I'm fine" before we climb behind the wheel.

It's time for powerful politicians to stop rolling over and playing dead on this issue and stop using their position to block even the debate on tougher OWI laws.

It's time for us to stop worrying about how much more tax money it's going to take to make those laws tougher. And it's time for us to say, "I know I already pay too much in taxes, but I don't care how much more it's going to cost to make our roads safe."

It's time to be appalled by these state DOT numbers. 337 people died and 5,500 people were hurt in 2007 in crashes that involved alcohol.

And it's time for us to stop having to grieve for innocent 14-year old girls who are killed in car crashes by people accused of being drunk and driving the wrong way on a highway.

It's time.

J

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