I read this article this morning and it ticked me off. A couple is suing Howard County after they allowed a guest to bring marijuana into their house, spread the pot and "paraphenalia" on their table, and otherwise display patently law-breaking behavior. The police mistakenly stormed their home on a search warrant that was meant for the house next door and killed their dog in the process.
I am a dog lover. Any kind, no matter the perceived disposition. That is not the issue here. The issue is that when you allow a guest to flaunt drugs around your house, you take a risk. Did they take on the risk of having their dog killed? Not necessarily. But did they put themselves in the gray area of law enforcement and privacy concerns, absolutely. In that gray area, there is a lot of play as to what rights you have. Terms such as "probable cause" and "reasonable suspicion" come into the mix. To now act the victim (our society's favorite character) and sue the county is ridiculous.
Further along that vein, a recent study has shown that the building costs of medical insurance that the Dems point to as a reason for universal coverage is largely attributable to obesity. People are getting fat. Those people have poor health. They want cheap insurance to address their health problems. No responsibility.
My final gripe is from a commercial I listened to this morning. It warned investors that stocks have risk. How stupid are we that we need a commercial to tell us that stocks have risk?
The more we coddle, the more we weaken.