June 18, 2024

Smoker’s Award = No Personal Responsibility

A California smoker with lung cancer will get $28 million in punitive damages. Read the story in the Houston Chronicle.

The lack of personal responsibility in this country is a nightmare. People choose to smoke; they choose not to quit; they choose to die. Period.

If one revs the engine in one’s V8 SUV and smashes it into a telephone pole doing 120 MPH, does GM owe one a new ride and a few millions to boot? California jurists and judges alike seem to think so.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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