Mattar puts a commercial on television about being hit by a drunk driver and then going after them. The problem is not solved by avenging what was done.
The problem does not have its roots in alcohol or drugs. The problem is not alcohol consumed by young people, either. The same thing can be said that the problem about domestic terrorists such as the one who shot people in Buffalo last Saturday, is not guns. None of these problems can be solved by censorship and prohibition. This would include the problem of abortion. These problems stem from a lack of education to teach young people to be responsible and always consider cause and effect in our lives.
Historically, the problem stems from moving to a consideration of community and society to one of individualism and the virtue of selfishness. The love affair America created with the car created much of this individualism and eliminated the existence of public transit. We moved from horse and buggy days to the automobile. We think we need to create automobiles which are “intelligent” as horses were in getting a drunkard back home, “automatically” after imbibing at a pub, tavern, bar, or restaurant.
The problem is the lack of intelligence and reasoning due to individualist thinking of human beings. Lawyers like Mattar do NOTHING to help solve this problem. They just pit Americans against Americans. This attitude is a polarizing one. Such lawyers just figure they are doing a service by filing lawsuits against big insurance companies. Many of us can explain what is TRULY needed for lawsuits against some corporations. Lawyers like Mattar refuse to listen to us.
Yes, Mr. Mattar, it is sad that we have DUI in society. For sure. But I grew up in a dry town in New York state where we witnessed people driving out of town to drink at restaurants, bars, etc. We heard of a man who drove from a wet town back home and did not realize there was a train coming down the tracks he was crossing, so the train hit his car. We learned the man was decapitated in the process. What has been done to end this crap? We had trains for public transit. We had horses and buggies. The automobile and individualist thinking with the love affair for the car is the real problem. Related to lawyers, I spoke with people who revived old passenger trains here in the valley for the purpose of putting dining cars on the trains and selling tickets for dining where someone could ride and receive alcohol while dining and not have to drive a long distance. Why did this passenger service stop? I was told it was due to lawyers which caused the price of insurance to go too high to make a profit. Lawyers who could then use the money to pay for commercials like those of William Mattar and others, as they pit Americans against Americans.
P.S. Hopefully, sending this message to the Rachael Ray Show, where I have viewed most of the stupid commercials for Mattar and other lawyers who pit Americans against Americans, I can convey my message to Rachael’s husband, John, who is also a lawyer.