Sorry, John Gajdos, you’re wrong (“Party of ‘You can’t,’ ” Letters, July 15). Whether you wear a helmet or not very much affects me. Head injuries are the most common cause of people ending up in a care facility for the rest of their lives. Who pays for that? Me, the taxpayer.
If a man fell off his horse and broke his neck 150 years ago, they loaded him into the buckboard and took him home. The doctor came, did what he could and said good luck to the family. He either died or the family took care of him for the rest of his life.
Times change, and that’s right: You can’t do stupid stuff and expect the rest of us to pay for it.
I think that’s something Republicans, even more than Democrats, should agree on.