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Mothers against Drunk Driving, aka MADD, is a non-profit organization which seeks to end drunk driving. It was founded in 1980 by Candice Lightner after her daughter was killed by a drunk driver.

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1 Neo-prohibitionism War against DWIs turned into a war against alcohol
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2 Never Boned Still rocks.
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 They became "MACR" Mothers Against Constitutional Rights
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1 Like I said in another topic, but if nothing is done, and an idiot drinks and drives and kills someone... "WHY WASN'T ANYTHING DONE!!!" the people scream -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on August 27, 2012, 8:25 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Thank God we live in a country so paranoid over drunk driving that schmucks like this can create public policy that affects us all. Next time you're stuck in traffic for an hour and find a cop checkpoint at the front of it, thank MADD. They didn't single handedly turn the USA into a "once great nation / now police state", but they sure helped. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 11:26 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Chances are that woman got it worse than most would for the same thing. I mean she got caught and then had it broadcast nationwide plus her past association with MADD will have most people throwing the book at her. On the positive side atleast no one was hurt when she got busted. In other words the woman who was arrested probably didn't get any special priveledges but quite the opposite I'd imagine. Ironically, it was the MADD that originally got the legislation passed to crack down on drunk drivers, so as I said they didn't appear to show this woman any favoritism. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on October 7, 2011, 2:24 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I see what you mean, IRBloom. I was criticizing this woman, not MADD itself, for her drunk driving. But she deserves the criticism. Imagine I found an anti-hunting organization. Wanting to go further, I push to ban guns, hunting equipment, and more. Eventually, I quit the organization. Later, I go to Africa, where I bag myself an elephant. Even though I'm no longer a member, I did something I preached relentlessly against--and even criticized others for doing. I also used something I tried to have banned (For MADD, alcohol; for me, guns). Back to this woman, she endangered others while driving intoxicated, which is more serious than hypocrisy. Nobody would dare defend drunk driving. Unfortunately, many groups with seemingly noble goals are really in it for the money. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on October 6, 2011, 8:57 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 What are the odds? The real inside truth is that this is now a corporation whose donations may be serving other purposes other than getting drunks off the roads. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on October 6, 2011, 7:50 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Yeah that's all we need these days is for Prohibitionism to come back and cost even MORE people their jobs. (Rolls eyes.) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on October 6, 2011, 7:34 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 If they have these things on their agenda isn't this sort of like the expression about people in Hell wanting ice water. The people pointing this out as far as I can tell are just pointing to this aren't really revealing anything that is a threat to anybody's way of life. The founder of MADD herself quit the outfit because it lost it's directions. MADD became a corporation concerned with lining it's pockets than anything else. That's the long and short of it. The point is that there is no danger in a revival of prohibition and all you're hearing is some yelping about intentions which may not be as good as they once were but still are unltimately just that and nothing more. The main thing that everyone seems to overlook is that neo-prohibitinionism is a lost cause and the real motive is simply good old fashioned corporate greed. It's just politics. Someone takes contiribuitions which accoring to what I've read are mostly ending up somewhere else other than their original cause. MADD Mothers is more like MADD money. Mothers Against Drunk Driving spends most of its time in "self-perpetuating fund-raising efforts." The American Institute of Philanthropy. MADD has "taken a national tragedy and turned it into a fundraising machine." John Bates, founder of MADD Canada. 110 -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on October 6, 2011, 3:04 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I worked at MADD a few years ago. The long and short of it, drunk driving is terrible, but this group has a much broader agenda than that. They want prohibition. I know, I worked there look enough to see it. Whether it's bible thumping groups like Focus on the Family or Parent Television Council or extremely liberal groups like Greenpeace or PETA, these organizations are dangerous and should be avoided. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on October 6, 2011, 12:49 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
9 I am referring to the post where someone commented about a DUI arrest by a former member or leader of MADD. The issue is not why this person was no longer a member but why are judging a group based on the actions of someone who isn't even a member anymore anyway. I sometimes get the impression that some of the resentment towards this group has to do with they may have served their purpose only too well. Someone got caught and then MADD are fanatics. The person in the article was a president of defunct chapter of MADD. I have seen many editorials against MADD (and no I am not associated with them) and most sort of sound like sour grapes. "A former president of the defunct local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving was arrested recently by the Gainesville Police Department on a DUI charge. Debra Oberlin, 48, was arrested after she had difficulty on a field sobriety test. She registered a .234 and .239 on breath alcohol tests. Florida’s legal limit for driving is .08." Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/02/25/former-madd-chapter-president-arrested-for-dui/#ixzz1ZzTsAjse This basically makes one individual a hypocrite and she got caught by the police. Some of the accusations sound ridiculous though. This wasn't a group that was found guilty as a whole of any illegal or immoral behavior - just one individual. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on October 6, 2011, 4:10 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 Not necessarly. It all depends on what went on that made the person a "former" memeber or president or such. If you are talking about the person stepped down after some time, then this happened a little while later, yeah, the heat is deserved, but if something happened that got the person kicked out, due to something like this, then ripping on MADD is not necessarly the thing to do. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on October 6, 2011, 1:45 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Wouldn't being a "former" member of this outfit sort of free you from any obligations or expectations that others may have. Aren't we really organizing a mud-slinging contst or something here? -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on October 5, 2011, 11:54 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 Sorry. But if you're going to criticize something, you'd better practice what you preach and not do it yourself. Being a former member does not excuse your behavior. For the record, I posted this as a "do as I say, not as I do", rather than a boning moment. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on October 4, 2011, 7:39 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 MADD has done a lot of good and that I see no evidence of any unreasonable request. The behavior of a former member is not really evidence of hypocrisy within since this person is no longer associated with MADD. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on October 4, 2011, 2:47 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 The former president of MADD arrested for a DUI. Hypocrisy and irony. http://dailycaller.com/2011/02/25/former-madd-chapter-president-arrested-for-dui/ -- Submitted By: (Robert) on February 27, 2011, 7:11 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
15 JustLooking & PYLrulz - once again, it proves the road to hell is paved with good intentions. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on October 11, 2010, 12:52 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
16 I can agree. The premise they started with is great, but to extend it to just go after alcohol consumption in general, and pretty much demonize anyone that drinks alcohol, that is just going overboard -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on October 10, 2010, 3:02 pm - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
17 A bunch of bible pounding temperance freaks who want to control the drinking habits of all people. Groups like this are dangerous and should be banned from society. -- Submitted By: (JustLooking) on October 9, 2010, 5:47 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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