OT Now: Re: TI Professional Computer

From: Carlos Murillo <cem14_at_cornell.edu>
Date: Tue Jun 13 17:45:47 2000

At 12:03 PM 6/13/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Like my father-in-law (an attorney) has always said, we may live in a
>rather litigious society here in the U.S., but it's the safest country in
>the world as a result.

Rather untrue by almost any metric of "safe". For starters,
you are in the country where no one is safe from idiotic lawsuits :-(.

Second, if you actually believe such a statement, what you are
showing is that you now believe that it is the courts that
keep you safe, rather than yourself. I submit to you that
a country where such a belief is widespread is the most
unsafe, since people expect others to worry about safety instead
of taking the responsibility of worrying about safety themselves.

The only safety in the US arising from its legal system is
the job safety of lawyers.

Sorry for the VERY OT post, but this one I had to reply to.

Received on Tue Jun 13 2000 - 17:45:47 BST

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