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Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
There are some areas where I just don't understand the logic.
Let me give a few examples:
The EPA has restrictions to stop businesses from putting harmful chemicals in the water and that sort of thing. There are people who say that this should be taken away and that you're responsible for knowing that the water is okay. Well, if I, as a private person, were to go and pour hundreds of gallons of used motor oil into the water system, would that be okay?
There are folks who want the FDA to not be able to regulate the kind of things that go into our food. They say that you're responsible for knowing what's in your food and to be careful. Well, if I go and put strychnine in a bunch of brownies and sell them at a bake sale and it kills some people, shouldn't I be given a free pass because they're responsible for knowing what goes into their bodies?
Things that are crimes for a private person to do suddenly become okay and a matter of personal responsibility once a business starts doing them? That just doesn't make any sense to me.