Date sent: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 18:27:29 -0700 From: Cynthia <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Dangerously Irresponsible Send reply to: email@example.com> > many such people are not only walking around, but doing so legally
> > > If someone is DANGEROUSLY IRRESPONSIBLE, why are they walking around
> > > unsupervised? Shouldn't they be in some kind of institution? Or at
> > > the very least, have a baby sitter?
> > >
> > A good question with no easy answer; it is nevertheless true that
We would be safer, and safer still if everyone had to blow through a breatylyzer tube to start their car, had to be incarcerated for life for knowingly spreading aids, and have any wages and inheritances garnished to pay for their wild-oat progeny. But I'm not arguing in favor of those things, although they may or may not be ideas worth considering. I AM, however, making the point that just because there are other risks in the world is no reason to not act to reasonably minimize the one under discussion. Arguing against A by pointing to Y has been a logical fallacy since Aristotle, and I doubt if you are going to resuscitate the validity of such an error at this late date.