Friday, September 9, 2011

Not Every Human Problem Deserves a Law . . .


Let me start by saying
I usually don't discuss politics on this blog.
That's been a conscious decision on my part
and one I won't be changing
any time soon.

That said,
I just ran across something
that I feel I HAVE to comment on.

Is this not
one of the most refreshing proclamations
you've seen from a politician?
The idea that we just might be responsible
for ourselves
and our own children?

I like it.

A lot.


Anonymous said...

I've been absent, busy beyond belief, what a joy to come catch up with you and see that!
Thanks for sharing Kate, hugs Mimi

Merikay said...

Yes and no. I don't talk on a cell phone in a car only because it is a law.I probably wouldn't wear a seat belt if it wasn't a law.

My sister is dead because she didn't have on a seat belt in a very trivial low speed accident. If she had obeyed the law, she would be alive today.

I don't like the nanny state in many regards, but safety is sometimes only possible because laws are written.

Now if the law was passed requiring an adult to wear a helmet, I might object. We should be free to kill ourselves. But who pays for long term care if we don't?

Kate said...


You are, of course entitled to your opinion. I posted this because, to my way of thinking, it was a breath of fresh air.

I knew it was something not everyone would agree with, but I did not post it to open a political discussion.

Jerry and Suzy said...

And we won't comment on a political discussion either.

Gypsy Boho said...

Thanks for sharing Kate. I agree that not every human problem deserves a law.