[quote="Shoonra"]Because motor vehicles are involved in accidents, and the people inside the vehicles in accidents become to their families, insurance companies, opposing drivers, or society at large, it was deemed necessary to try to minimize injuries by requiring working seatbelts and other safety devices for vehicles allowed on the public roads. Such things are not required unless the vehicle is used on the public roads. Injuries of that sort seldom are attributed to pencils.
People who eat to much get fat. Being fat adds to medical bills.
Not eating enough (anexoria) adds to medical costs.
Should what everyone eats be closely monitored by the government?
People who enter into a wrestling ring are likely to be injured.
Football players are likely to sustain brain and serious body damage.
High jumpers are likely to cause serious damage to their body especially their knees from the forces involved.
Skydivers are likely to get injured in a fall.
Those who race (like NASCAR) are likely to get into a crash with serious injuries.
Sports of all types are well known to be the cause of many injuries.
Not engaging in exercise creates more chance for heart attack and stroke.
Going to work in certain vocations is likely to end up with injuries.
Sitting in the sun is likely to cause skin cancer.
Not getting any sunlight is likely to create a vitamin D deficiency and results in brittle bones.
Daredevils like Evil Knievel draw crowds and create huge hospital and often funeral bills.
This list could get exceptionally long.
Why do we allow anyone to be farmers, loggers, or active military as those activities are all high risk activities and can have high cost burdens attached when injuries and deaths happen? Freedom demands the right to allow injury and death to occur doesn't it?
Almost everything that a man can do has the potential to go wrong and end up with "costly burdens". Why is it legal to do anything that could be dangerous and cause some expensive burden since virtually everything should be illegal to protect us from ourselves?
*** should be outlawed. It results in pregnancy, children, the need for state education, orphanages, and of course diseases like aids, herpes, and hpv which invoke a price on everyone.
Either we are free to make our own decisions or we are not free. We have the right to choose what we think is safer for me to do and what has the higher risk reward ratio even if others disagree with that choice.
There is a reason that LEO has a new meaning: Legally Entitled to Oppress. Thanks to Bob Livingston for this one.
Williams v. United States, 341 US 97 - Supreme Court 1951
It is the right of the accused to be tried by a legally constituted court, not by a kangaroo court.
Penhallow v. Doane's Administrators, 3 US 54 - Supreme Court 1795
Judges may die, and courts be at an end; but justice still lives, and, though she may sleep for a while, will eventually awake, and must be satisfied