Originally Posted by Bilge Rat
So ask yourself the question.... who's fault is it really, the guy who hit the bouy or the lack of policy governing the use of powered water craft in this country, one might actually argue that he was in fact actually a victim !
It really comes down to one's worldview.
If one is a collectivist utopian, then one would desire greater big brother involvement with increased regulations licensing fees, loss of individual freedoms etc... This reasoning would suggest that even if it saves just one life somewhere somehow, it will justify any expense any loss of individual freedoms.
The other view is that individuals been given free will and there each individual is responsible for his choices & actions. When poor choices end up hurting others, that individual needs to be held accountable for it.
What this guy did was astoundingly stupid. He might generally be an intelligent person, but even very bright people are capable of doing extremely stupid things. I am not judging the person, but the choice/action he took.