The world is a vast and wondrous place, filled with amazing things ready to captivate your senses and expand your ideas and knowledge.
Throughout history people have traveled millions of miles exploring and laying claim to areas they wanted to call their own, fair enough, but that meant you could no longer freely walk the land and enjoy the earth as you once did, because property owners chased you away from their claim.
It makes sense in modern times to fence off property that is currently being developed because there could be expensive machinery, building supplies and unsafe construction hazards in the area, but to plant a no trespassing sign on vast expanses of untouched natural land seems ridiculously unfair.
Perhaps the person or persons to blame for this are lawmakers, attorneys and insurance companies because once you own a piece of land you are responsible for anything that may occur on it, so if a kid riding a dirt bike crashes into an unseen ditch on your property, his parents could feasibly sue you.
The percentage of these cases flowing through the court may be semi-low, but the mere fact they occur at all should raise a red flag against how we continue to operate as a society. More often in life we encounter new laws and rules created as a result of someone, somewhere deciding they can make a quick buck by trespassing over an innocent person’s integrity.
When and how can this change, or are we too embedded in policy, political correctness and greed to stop it now?