If Yolanda Vera wants the punch line in “Quayle’s Jokes Are No Laughing Matter” (Commentary, Aug. 23) here it is: America is the most litigious society in the world. People will go so far as to sue rock concert promoters because the music was too loud and impaired their hearing. Gee, imagine a rock concert with loud music. Did it ever occur to these “victims” to bring ear plugs, or to leave if the music hurt their ears? Yet our court system entertains these kinds of frivolous cases.
Maybe it’s time we redefine what a victim is and just how much responsibility he should take for his actions. Oh, by the way, I’m considering suing Los Angeles County because I got a nasty sunburn at one of its beaches.