A drunk driver (Republican Party) runs over a three-year-old child (the American public) riding his tricycle on the sidewalk as the child turns left into his driveway at his mother's urging. She's six feet away.
The drunk goes into court with a staunch defense:
1. The kid was not a licensed driver.
2. He was not driving on the street.
3. He did not have proper equipment, including turn signals, tail lights and a bumper.
4. He did not give a hand signal that he was turning.
5. He was in the center of the sidewalk, prohibiting passing on either side.
6. His irresponsible parent was more than five feet away.
1. The drunk committed a few minor offenses, but the accident would not have happened had the child not been in his way.
2. This is clearly a case of parental neglect and the violation of a number of traffic laws by the child.
Therefore, the fault here is the child's and the drunk should see the charges dismissed against him. The child should be prosecuted.