And here comes the government to regulate heroism

No law should punish those who are willing to rescue their fellow citizens

The Good Samaritan who rescued hundreds, maybe thousands, of people during the ‘Great Flood of 2016‘ said he was not happy after a state lawmaker announced he wants to introduce legislation around future actions by citizen heroes.

Some of these citizen heroes, a loosely-organized group called the ‘Cajun Navy,’ gained national attention for their rescue efforts last week, but that attention is nowhere near the pushback surrounding a lawmaker’s proposal to require permits for citizen rescue groups.

Here is what the Senator said about his proposal, which he says will take restrictions away from these heroes

I would say rather than making a new law, they could simply repeal the standing law, and letting anyone who does go rescue others except the responsibility if they are hurt while doing so.

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