Quote: Originally Posted by Tonington
They shouldn't, but that's not the case here. In this case, people are responsible for NOT acting. Big difference.
And see I have an issue with that as well "Not Acting."
There is such thing as legal responsibility and moral responsibility, and although this law the bars have to abide by are making it a "Legal Responsibility" for them to make sure nobody drinks too much, it should be no more then a moral responsibility.
A moral responsibility to me is if you see someone getting the crap beat out of them.... you may have a moral responsibility to step in and try to save them, but that is subjective and you have no legal responsibility to step in and can not be charged if the person died.
You may have a moral responsibility to stop someone from jumping off a building and killing themselves, but you have no legal responsibility over what they decide to do and if they die, you can not be charged.
And yet, here we have bars and bartenders being legally responsible to baby sit and pamper grown adults who are legally of age to drink..... if they are legally of age to drink, then that should mean they are legally responsible for their actions when they drink...... if not, then they shouldn't be drinking in the first place.