Some laws in this country were made and kept, even though they are reprehensible and morally outrageous. An example of this was published recently that across the United States there is no general duty to render aid to someone in distress. You don’t have the duty to rescue someone if that person is in danger. There are some severe moral criticisms of that law. We should bow our heads in shame for these immoral laws.
I saved two young boys from drowning years ago. One was in Larrys Creek and the other in Babbs Creek in Tioga County. I could have acted like a young nit-wit and left them both drown, but I was raised by a wonderful mother who inbedded common sense in her six children. If anyone needs help, such as a person bleeding to death in a car accident and needs help to stop the bleeding, it wouldn’t make sense if the first person on the scene would refuse to administer help.
This is called common sense. If anyone refused to help this person, they should be responsible for the death of the victim. A fireman wouldn’t refuse to catch a small child from a two story home that was engulfed in flames because of this stupid law, he would endanger his own life to save a life. Yet in every newspaper in the United States published in their hometown newspapers with headlines that read, “From the experts no duty for laughing teens to rescue a drowning man who was calling for help.”
They were laughing and mocking this man, as he sank beneath the surface of the water. This seems to be how most children of today are raised by their single parent or parents and it is nothing to be proud of, regardless of how our laws are written. This law is simply saying if a child fell into a swimming pool, the parents would not be obligated to save him or her. Such actions as this should be limited to countries who are controlled by dictators, such as Adolph Hitler. If such actions happen in our country, they should be treated as a single case. There should not be a law such as ours that dictates right or wrong concerning this law.
Weldon C. Cohick Jr.