Obama makes the case for helmetless cyclists

Russ Vaughn
Although I haven't owned a motorcycle in decades nor even a bicycle since retiring to the mountains five years ago, I have always been in agreement with those riders of both who oppose mandatory helmet laws imposed by various levels of nanny government. My personal experience with helmets is that they do in fact, as opponents point out, restrict one's situational awareness and thus reduce one's reaction time in hazardous incidents.

Could this be evidenced any more clearly than in this photo of the One and his daughter bicycling on Martha's Vineyard this past week?



Note that while boss and daughter are properly attired in nanny helmets, attempting to convey to America the culturally acceptable image, the members of the Secret Service contingency escorting them are not. Are not these stalwart guardians of our Cycler-in-Chief just as susceptible to potential head injury as their wards?

Aha! Could there then be any other reason for this image-conscious administration to permit such a politically-incorrect transgression to be photographed other than the fact that helmets do indeed reduce these agents' situational awareness and thus their very critical reaction times should a dangerous threat to our bold leader arise?

Ladies and gentlemen of the helmet-issue jury, I rest my case.

And doesn't he really look like a dork in that helmet?

Although I haven't owned a motorcycle in decades nor even a bicycle since retiring to the mountains five years ago, I have always been in agreement with those riders of both who oppose mandatory helmet laws imposed by various levels of nanny government. My personal experience with helmets is that they do in fact, as opponents point out, restrict one's situational awareness and thus reduce one's reaction time in hazardous incidents.

Could this be evidenced any more clearly than in this photo of the One and his daughter bicycling on Martha's Vineyard this past week?



Note that while boss and daughter are properly attired in nanny helmets, attempting to convey to America the culturally acceptable image, the members of the Secret Service contingency escorting them are not. Are not these stalwart guardians of our Cycler-in-Chief just as susceptible to potential head injury as their wards?

Aha! Could there then be any other reason for this image-conscious administration to permit such a politically-incorrect transgression to be photographed other than the fact that helmets do indeed reduce these agents' situational awareness and thus their very critical reaction times should a dangerous threat to our bold leader arise?

Ladies and gentlemen of the helmet-issue jury, I rest my case.

And doesn't he really look like a dork in that helmet?