Friday, April 08, 2005


I'm sure you've seen stories about various groups suing firearm manufacturers (who make things that are designed to kill people), aleging the manufacturers should be liable for subsequent deaths. The courts, of course, have adopted the simple logic of "guns don't kill people; people kill people."

Now, there is a group that is suggesting that Caterpillar should be held accountable because they make bulldozers that are used by Isreal to destroy homes "on Palestinian land."

If one were to use this logic, almost every manufacturer of anything that could be used to kill someone (guns, knives, hatchets, hammers, ice picks, screwdrivers, cars, trucks, motorcycles, prescription pills, knitting needles, whatever) would be liable for that death.


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