Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a nonprofit organization in the United States that seeks to stop drunk driving, support those affected by drunk driving, prevent underage drinking, and overall push for stricter alcohol policy. The Irving, Texas–based organization was founded in 1980 in California by Candice Lightner after her 13-year-old daughter was killed by a drunk driver.

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    John B. Watson, the most influential child-rearing expert [of the 1920s], warned that doting mothers could retard the development of children,... Demonstrations of affection were therefore limited. “If you must, kiss them once on the forehead when they say goodnight. Shake hands with them in the morning.”
    Sylvia Ann Hewitt (20th century)

    Hail them, and fall off. Fall off! The drink is not yours,
    it is not yours! You do not come
    from the same place, you do not suffer as the dead do,
    they do not suffer, they need, because they have drunk of the pot,
    they need.
    Charles Olson (1910–1970)

    There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them to the right; and, again, making all crime mean and ugly.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)