Sweden mulls ‘good Samaritan’ law
thought control liberal country – Sweden! Here is the latest wonky idea from their cuckoo government – the good Samaritan law. A report recommends that should you not come to the assistance of another person whose life may be in danger, it may lead to a prison sentence of up to 2 years or a fine! Yes, that’s right people. See a building on fire, rush in and save the people or else. See a person swept to sea, jump in and risk drowning yourself, or you may incur the wrath of the government. See a suicide bomber about to detonate his bomb of peace, jump on them instead of hightailing it in the opposite direction. It is your duty! Note to liberals – since when has it ever been a good idea to legislate kindness? What do you suppose the next law should be? Compulsory loving of one another? In any case, the most astounding thing about this is that this law apparently already exists in Europe so I suppose I shouldn’t make fun of the Swedes (even though it’s really, really easy). The irony is that these liberals refer to the law as the ‘good Samaritan” law – from a parable told by Jesus! I thought Christianity was a no-no in the minds of the libs??
To decline to come to the assistance of another person whose life may be in danger could lead to a prison sentence, according to recommendations in a report to be presented to the Swedish government on Friday.
The report on a so-called civil courage (duty to rescue) law contains the recommendation that those who passively stand by in a situation of acute danger could land themselves in prison for up to two years or incur fines.
Olle Abrahamsson, who led the inquiry at the justice ministry and will hand over the report to the minister Beatrice Ask on Friday, however advised against following the report’s recommendations to introduce the law.
“It would be even harder then to get people to stand witness,” he said to the Dagens Nyheter daily.
A “Good Samaritan” law exists in several other countries, including Sweden’s Nordic neighbours. The report is the result of an inquiry into whether Sweden should follow suit and adopt a similar legal praxis.
Abrahamsson argued that the law had little effect in many of the countries, arguing that those disinclined to assist would not change their behaviour just because they could be held to account in the courts.
He furthermore more pointed out that US studies indicate that more die while helping out those in need, than are actually saved.
France’s good Samaritan law is perhaps one of the most well-known in a European context.
While the law requires bystanders to assist those falling victim to crime or accident, the law generally excludes assistance that would endanger the person who is offering it.
Good Samaritan laws take their name from a parable told by Jesus commonly referred to as the Parable of the Good Samaritan contained in Luke 10:25-37. The parable tells the tale of aid given by one traveller to another traveler of a different religious and ethnic background who had been robbed and beaten by bandits.