Parents lose a child, so they petition the government to pass a law that would have saved his life. They want it made mandatory for boat operators to wear the lanyard connected to their vessel’s kill switch.
Another woman wants people who go swimming when conditions are ripe for rip currents to be fined.
Look, I am all in favor of people being safe. A kill switch is a safety device, and I frequently use mine. When the red flags are up, you shouldn’t be in the water. However, just because something is a good idea doesn’t mean that it needs to be legally mandated.
Don Curton · April 4, 2021 at 6:50 am
I remember reading somewhere that every law, no matter how trivial, can result in a govt agent pulling his gun on someone who doesn’t want to comply. Every legislator should ask themselves if they’re willing to see someone shot and killed over the proposed new law.
Given the way cops use minor offenses to hold someone while looking for major offenses, that’s more of a reality than people might think.
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