But Your Honor, They Made Me Fill Out That Tax Form

A note from husband David about lawsuits and personal responsibility:

The lawsuits against fast food companies, which blame the “enablers” rather than the fry-inhaling, super-sized coke slurping public responsible for their ever-expanding waistlines, raise some interesting questions.

If people are no longer responsible for their own actions, does this mean tax evaders can blame the IRS for their crime? The IRS does, after all, provide the tax forms.

Or, does it mean that if an individual runs over a trial lawyer, the trial lawyer is to blame for presenting an all too tempting target?

On that last point, he’s just kidding, folks.

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