I always find the "I have a right to ride my motorcycle without a helmet!" controversy rather interesting.
WHY do bikers think they have a right to ride their motorcycle without a helmet? Truck and car drivers don't have a right to drive without a seat belt. What makes them so special?
Personally, I don't care. If you want to feel the wind blowing through your brain matter, have at it, but at least come up with a LOGICAL rationalization.
Take this argument, for instance: "A number of bikers who were veterans told state lawmakers Tuesday it was ironic they had fought for the freedom of people in other countries but they were denied the freedom to ride without a helmet in Maryland." I wonder how many of these veterans went into combat MINUS head protection of any type?