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Ravenstein said :
It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.


So Ravenstein wants to Thoreau down, eh? LOL I refuse to quote anyone but myself as a matter of elementary hygiene, but hey.

Truth is, this time Thoreau is right. The law is only good if it does good, otherwise, we should all act like little weasels and avoid only the appearance of breaking it while at the same time doing what is right even if it's illegal.

That, of course, is assuming we all have the moral fortitude to actually know what is right. Eeeek! Based merely on the commentary posted on this thread, I fear not.
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k. I'm straight and narrow other than speed limits now, but when I was a kid (before age of 12), I was an accomplice to my stepfather's antics which included, but were not limited to theft, vandalism, trespassing, etc. He was a meth head.
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GrandmasterCoolio wrote:


Ranwolf wrote:

I've seen anarchy and personal desire run rampant..I don't want that to ever happen so I obey the law and encourage everyone to. Anyone that thinks otherwise hasn't see chaos in action.


Couldn't agree more. Anarchy is a nice little dream and I will admit that I have my anarchist sympathies, but anyone who would actually support the abolition of the government is either a naive fool who thinks too highly of humanity or someone looking to take advantage of the helpless without the threat of the law's intervention.


I certainly hope you two don't intend to obey laws that oppress and demean others because then I have to wonder what my grandparents marched and rioted for if people like that are still going to be seen as "right thinking" and "just".
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Baha_Java wrote:

I certainly hope you two don't intend to obey laws that oppress and demean others because then I have to wonder what my grandparents marched and rioted for if people like that are still going to be seen as "right thinking" and "just".


Tyrannical laws which violate the rights of individuals are rendered null and void by the very nature of the social contract. So no, I don't. Oppression is never justified.
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Oh. No. You just used the "o" word, didn't you? Imma get outta here before someone throws an "f" bomb and philosophical blood and guts start splattering innocent bystanders.
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I break laws that have no place existing in modern society. Like telling me I can't have a little smoke after a hard day of work? Yep, like that. Like waiting for a red light at 4am, whilst being the only sober person on the road at that hour? yep, like that.

Laws are necessary because people behave like wild animals without them (and that's proven countless times over) - but when laws delve into things that hurt no one and nothing, just because someone has an inflated sense of morality, and too much time on their hands, you might as well throw me in prison because I don't do stupid things just because someone tells me to, it doesn't matter if it's a cop, or the president - stupid is stupid.
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NoxPerpetuo wrote:


Ask any psychologist. Most people are DYING to confess if you can give them a plausible-sounding reason to do so. (Like, HEY, let's talk about breaking the law in an online forum! )


It's okay

Nothing specific like "On November 14th 5:34pm I stabbed someone in an alley behind Megamart on 364 Main Street"
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C. D. and H Baby. Gotta get by.
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Can't say without my attorney present.
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