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RE: It's the American way.....

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Posted by: natsamjosh at Mon Oct 24 15:13:59 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by natsamjosh ]  
   

>>IMO, it would be more appropriate to say:
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>>"the actions of one person, acting selfishly in the name of personal freedom, have unwanted repercussions for the rest of us"
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>>In reality, a minority set the bar very low for themselves, and now the bar may be raised for others. Citizens constantly pay for the selfishness of others. This has nothing to do with governance in America in particular, but is part of the human condition.

Nonsense. There's no universal, physical law of nature that only allows for the "if one person in the class chews gum then the whole class gets punished" type of governance. If you truly believe this, then shouldn't having children outlawed, given how many cases of child abuse there are? Shouldn't alcohol outlawed, given about half of all violent crime involves alcohol? Knives, given the number of stabbings every year? Why aren't zoos outlawed, given the recent cases of escaped animals? Pools, given the number of children that drown?

The actions of one person shouldn't reflect on anyone else or "the hobby"; they should reflect only the person himself.


   

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