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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

For the Children

Children are the future, so it makes sense to shield them from as much harm as possible. Any law or ban is worth it even if it only saves one child's life.

For the sake of the children, the following must be banned at once: swimming pools, dogs, & baseball.

Each year in the US,  about 400 children, most of them under the age of 5, drown in swimming pools. Drowning is the #1 cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 4. Despite this, law makers nationwide have done nothing to ban these watery death traps. Yes, many millions of people enjoy swimming pools safely, but is that any excuse to allow such a huge hazard to children? Everything society does must be for the sake of the children.

In 2013, 18 children were killed by dogs. More than half of these victims were aged 7 or younger. Why do we allow these vicious beasts in our midst? Just because the vast majority of dogs never kill children is no excuse to let people own them. And just because 3 dog breeds account for almost all the attacks is no excuse to tolerate the rest. Better to ban all of them just to be safe.

In most years, there has been at least one child killed while playing Little League. Sure millions of kids play each year without even being injured, but what about that one child? If banning Little League saves just one life, it will be worth it.

You can never be too safe, unless you want children to die.


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