Wanlock Dod wrote:Because....?
The right for an individual to make informed choices is basic.
Granted as a parent and now grandparent I have had to make choices for others, that is part of the role, but if you educate at the same time then your role diminishes much sooner.
Dictating to others removes not only freedom of choice but also freedom itself. The caveat to this is, certain things cannot be left to freedom of choice and must be legislated for. Gun control being one example ( lost my handgun to the understandable ban ).