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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Rusty Bongard
Rusty Bongard keeps a 1976 photo of motorcycle lobbyist Jim Rhoades sitting on the steps of the Michigan statehouse in Lansing, holding a sign that reads "Helmet Laws Suck."
"Most of us who have been involved in this for a long time have studied and have experienced the value of the helmet in terms of safety," he said. "You always got the guy wholl say a motorcycle helmet helped save my life, but if the dead could speak there would be 10 for every one of those who'd say a helmet didnt do anything for them. We think training awareness policies by the state government to make motorcycle awareness and safety a bigger strategy is better than putting a Chinese-made plastic hat on your head."
"We've been meeting and greeting governors and legislators for 30-some years and it's been a huge commitment," he says of the groups passion to keep the legislation alive. "All indications that we have now is that he is going to sign it."