At the present time here in California we're having wildfires. In most every story I've seen on the matter the blame is being put on the utility companies, with not a word being said on the private individual's responsibility in the matter. Time after time it's a matter of what the utilities are not doing, and not a thing on what individuals are not doing. I find it amazing that so many Californians have such badly broken arms.
We can do things, but we don't want to take the initiative. I'd have to charge this as aggravated greed. Pay the money, get the work done. It's your responsibility people, get off your ass.
As I wrote the post just previous I'm sort of listening to the Congressional hearing regarding the report of Trump's malfeasance. At the beginning I keep hearing the director of intelligence repeatedly stating that he didn't report the matter to Congress because he wasn't required to. To him I say, "You ass."
It doesn't matter if it's required. There is no law that says you have to report a fire, but reporting that fire is still a good idea so that first responders can get to it swiftly and deal with it. Trump lit a fire. You were informed of this fire and who lit it. Requirement be damned, you were obligated. But since it's not required legally, you can ignore it and just let us go on ignorant of the action.
To Congress as a whole I have this to say, "Pass a law saying that when an authority in any position leans of a possibly illegal act by anyone in government he shall, without hesitation, inform the damn Congress so that they can deal with it."
Not Obligated. Maybe not legally, but at least morally. File the damn report.