The father of Josh Hancock, the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher who was killed after getting behind the wheel drunk, is suing the restaurant that served him drinks. The restaurant employees of course held down the poor guy, poured booze down his throat and then forced him to drive.

Josh Hancock, sadly, died, but let’s not forget that he also put the lives of others at risk that night with his irresponsible behavior, and it’s the fault of the restaurant? Yes, this is the all-too-common accusation, but these types of lawsuits need to be thrown out because, by providing a distraction from the real cause of these tragedies, they do nothing but help perpetuate them.

As a result of our potential to engage in irresponsible behavior that we apparently can’t control (victimizing ourselves is the new, lucrative great American pastime), people like this are calling for another prohibition, apparently because the first one worked out so well. Don’t you hate it when the twittish ninny patrol jumps out of the woodwork to ban anything and everything with the potential to be abused (with the exception of the misfiring neurons in the whiffle-heads the twittish ninny patrol).

What happened to personal responsibility? You guessed it — it’s been banned.


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