Are Smartphones Turning Us Into Bad Samaritans?
No. Government is.
For more than fifty years Americans have had drummed into them that government knows best, and therefore, government should do everything – including taking care of all public safety matters involving personal protection and safety.
So why is anybody surprised to find that most people take government at its word.
“We don’t do that,” we are told. “Government does. So do it, and leave us alone.”
If you train people to be dependent, don’t be surprised when they turn out to be…dependent.