Responsibility not regs

04/29/2014 5:33 PM

04/29/2014 5:33 PM

“Rules, oversight might have prevented West blast” — and I might have won $400 million if I’d paused five seconds before picking my last Lotto Texas number.

Let’s not expect the government to regulate every last detail of every business and every event in our lives!

Owners of businesses need to be competent, make prudent decisions and assume full responsibility for their actions.

Suppliers of potentially dangerous materials and devices need to be held as accountable as bartenders selling alcohol to drunks.

Anyone providing financing needs to feel confident that the risk for failure, either by management that can’t make a profit or can’t prevent disasters such as the West explosion from happening, has been addressed in regard to all aspects.

Much more efficient and effective than government regulations is giving all individuals the freedom to decide how to run a business but requiring them to take full responsibility for harm caused to any individual or property as a result of their actions.

Submit a Letter or Cheer/Jeer

Verification: Letters must include author's full name, address and day and home phone numbers for verification purposes only.

Frequency: Writers are limited to one letter every 30 days.

Content: Suggested letter length is 200 words or less. Please limit your Cheer or Jeer to 50 words or less.

Items may be edited. All submissions to the Star-Telegram will become the property of the Star-Telegram.

Questions: Call 817-390-7830 or contact Mike Norman, Editorial Page Director​ at​

Submit here

Join the Discussion

Fort Worth Star-Telegram is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQ | Terms of Service