I have to agree. I don't see a difference between helmet and seat belt laws as to personal freedoms. I don't like either one of them.
You know, it's funny, I hate the idea of the state telling me to wear a seatbelt when driving and a helmet when riding. Yet, it does not bother me to wear a vest if I go on base. I wonder why the difference. I really am surprised that the requirement to wear a safety vest has not been adopted in at least a couple states.