I was driving to work the other day past the new BMO Centre arena. I was in there before and it is a nice place.
So the outside electronic message board is up and I drove past an announcement that helmets are now mandatory in public skates.
Sheesh! what a joke, a disgrace, an embarrassment. We've had public skates in Canada for about 100 years and we didn't need helmets. Why is a new rule being imposed now? This and all the other stupid new rules like 12 year olds in booster seats, new restrictions on smoking and drinking.
The wussification and feminization of our society has gone too far. This has to be stopped and rolled back. If some unreasonable, overprotective female wants to put ridiculous rules on her spouse and family then that's their burden. But today these same idiot rules are being imposed on all of formerly free society.
Freedom is a right and a responsibility. At some point in a functioning society adults have to be required to make their own decisions and own the consequences of those decisions. It cannot be the government's responsibility to live people's lives for them. We cannot and should not regulate every action of every person 24/7/365. Common sense and good judgment cannot be imposed.
If an adult chooses not to wear a helmet skating then he is aware of the risk and has to be free to live with the consequences good or bad. He's only hurt himself if something happens. This responsibility cannot be transferred onto the police, criminalized, regulated, or taken over by the government.