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Oh my. Sometimes commenting on the libertarian mindset is just gilding the lily: A 55-year-old biker protesting New York State’s law requiring helmet use died at a hospital Saturday after striking his head in an accident. The Associated Press reports that Phillip A. Contos of Parish, N.Y., was riding with others through the town of Onondaga on Saturday afternoon without head protection, to protest the state’s requirement that bikers wear helmets.
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