Following Stossel’s logic about the use of steroids for enhancing athletic performance, why shouldn’t athletes be allowed to use mechanical devices in a similar fashion? If some brainiac comes up with a way to make a bionic human whose limbs could hit a baseball 1000 feet (if the ball was not demolished by such force) or throw a ball 150 mph (if any catcher could catch a ball thrown that fast), why should it not be allowed? What if someone comes up with a drug that makes muscles perform better than even steroids? A drug that would make an average athlete superior to the best athletes now? What are the limits? Stossel says there shouldn’t be any. I tend to disagree.
Stossel says no such thing. You really ought to READ the article before posting.
Stossel has no issue whatsoever with limits and regulations - as long as it's the league or other self-regulating sports body making the regulations. People can make their own rules, and anyone wanting to participate will be obliged to follow them.
But the government does not need to insert itself into private conduct.
The greatest test that every politician faces is to stand up to the chorus of "we have to DO something". Most times, that's just a load of crap. What I love is a "do-nothing" Congress. Let's have more of those.