This is why. . .
by MA Cunningham - Posted Fri March 27, 2009 @ 2:17 PM
We should not be legislating things that should be common sense. (http://www.planetfeedback.com/target/staff+attitude/knowledge/no+posted+policy+for+reading+magazines+at+target/316719)
Here is this clown, who by anyone's logic, should understand that you can't stand around Target reading a magazine all day. Yet he has the gall to insist that because there is no posted policy, that he is prefectly within his right to do so.
I'll give you another great example - Ohio is considering a new law that would make it illegal to send text messages while driving. Well DUH!
But is making it illegal to do this going to stop people from doing it anyway? Not likely.
In theory, rules like these are good because it forces people to do the right things, but you can't legislate common sense. All that does (as is illustrated here) is create the idea that it's not necessary to think for yourself or use your head because if it was really important, someone would TELL you not to do it.
No one told the Octomom that it wasn't a good idea to have a bunch of kids she can't take care of, so what is there to stop her from thinking that it is perfectly acceptable to have FOURTEEN kids with no means to support any of them? Kids can't grow and thrive on love alone, no matter what her deluded mind thinks!
People need to think twice before they agree to pass more stringent or restrictive legislature like this. You might not want to see certain things going on in society and on the surface, it makes sense that you shouldn't do these things, but banning it or outlawing it is not going to solve the problem and probably won't make it go away anyhow. Look at Prohibition. Alcoholism was reported to be WORSE in the 20's than at any other time in our country's history.
Think about it. Does anyone truly believe that people who are dumb enough to do the things that get outlawed (like drugs and drinking in excess and murdering people) are going to be stopped by a ruling or a vote?
I'm thinking no.