Since its opening in the 1930’s, the Golden Gate Bridge has become one of the most alluring landmarks in America. Unfortunately, the Golden Gate Bridge has also become a popular suicide destination for lost individuals. This dark and unsettling issue has been overshadowed by the bridges aesthetic beauty and historic significance. However, in recent years a controversial solution has come to the forefront; installing suicide nets to deter suicide jumpers. Although suicide is a major problem on the Golden Gate Bridge, the government adding suicide nets to the Golden Gate Bridge is not a responsible action for several reasons.
The first reason the government adding suicide nets to the Golden Gate is an irresponsible action to take, is the fact that if people choose to commit suicide, the government is not responsible for those who wish to do so. Adding suicide nets to the Golden Gate Bridge would make the government adherently responsible for preventing suicides. In a free society such as ours, citizens have the right to make individual choices…show more content… National landmarks are important to the fabric of a country because they are a symbol of pride, accomplishment, and identity. Landmarks should never be defaced or altered for several reasons. Firstly, defacing a landmark would lose its symbolism and purpose. Secondly, landmarks are often extravagant works of art and therefore artwork should never be altered. Altering the bridge by adding nets would also diminish the aesthetic beauty that the bridge is famous for. In fact, the look of the Golden Gate Bridge has been important to San Francisco’s civic pride for over seventy-eight years. Why would the government take action by changing the look of the bridge