Comment: Jan, let me answer your drowning question,

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Jan, let me answer your drowning question,

since Kinsella was too busy insulting you, being a douche, and avoiding the question.

If I was in that situation, I would climb into the boat and violate the boat owner's property rights to save my life. However, I would be willing to face the consequences. Thus, if the boat owner decides to be an ass and to sue me for trespassing afterwards, I would face him in court. The judge may award some nominal damages against me, which I would happily pay rather than having drowned, and everyone will know the boat owner is a total asshole. The news will spread and the boat owner's reputation will suffer. Since most people would not think twice about saving a drowning person's life, I can't ever imagine this situation arising, but there is your answer. I don't see a conflict with the non-aggression principle.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus