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Why must we be protected from every danger?

Arroyo Grande



Regarding “A painter who can’t paint” (July 7):

So that is why the Shamrock Thrift Store on Grand Avenue in Grover Beach was draped in plastic, making me think they were closing. They repainted the front of their building, carefully following state and local laws, rules, and regulations.

Why? Why, I ask, must each and every one of us be protected from any and all danger? John Stossel dares to ask that question as well. Look for his book or video on the subject.

Why? Because prevailing wisdom says we (you and me) must be protected by those oh-so-much wiser than us. So there are more laws and regulations that often put companies out of business because we (you and me) just do it ourselves, regardless of the risk.

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