HYPERR wrote:Yep exactly. I suppose it may be their right to split their skull open if they want as long as they do not have minors that are dependent on them. However what these selfish people don't realize is that their irresponsibility and stupidity will invevitably become a burden on society.blues2cruise wrote:
Having personal freedoms is wonderful, but when people make stupid choices that end up costing all of us...then we need laws to protect us.
The problem with this argument, HYPERR, is that it is relativistic, and relativistic arguments are likely to swing back and cut the person who makes them. The logic behind what you are saying is that the greater the personal risk you take on the roads, the more of a potential burden you become on society. So, the motorcycle rider who wears a beanie helmet is more of a potential burden on society than one who wears a proper one. But by the same logic, the motorcyclist who wears a proper helmet is more of a potential burden on society than the car driver, who is more of a potential burden on society than the pedestrian.
Where do you draw the line?