Even when stupidity has ironic, fatal consequences.
I don’t ride a motorcycle. If I did, I would wear a helmet. Not because of any law saying that I have to, but because I prefer my brains on the inside of my skull. I wear a seat-belt for pretty much the same reason. That is my choice. I also do not believe I have the right to impose my choices on you. Even if I honestly believe that it would be for your own good.
We have far too many rules, laws, and regulations out there because some busy body decided that there ought to be a law for your own good. Sure, helmet laws may seem like a good idea. We all know helmets save lives. So we start legislating for the public good. Soon we’re banning trans fats and salt. Those things are bad for you too.
What’s next? Will my four inch heels be banned because I could fall and hurt myself?
Life is full of risks. We can’t avoid all danger and potential injury. It should be up to us to decide what risks are worth what consequences. We don’t need laws to protect us from ourselves. Life is a terminal condition anyway.
*edited to fix spelling error