Wednesday, 8 March 2006

It is impossible to be a law abiding citizen

Something which has been on my mind for a long time is the fact that the more laws we get the less likely it is that one can stay on the right side of all of them, all of the time. I'll bet somewhere, it is actually possible to break one law by abiding another!

Even decent people will just give up and stop caring about the bloody law to avoid the headache of confusion. It encourages cheating. And I have stated that I think the "nanny state" idea is bad news. If you treat people like irresponsible little children, they will not disappoint you. They will behave like them.

Rich at Uncommon Sense, says, "All I really care about is whether I'm actually hurting other people or are in serious risk of doing so." This really echoes my thoughts on another matter, the cartoons and the free speech issue, in that common decency and respect ought to come first. Again, we need less regulation and more conscience.

We ought to fight this nonsense at every turn. But will we? The other worrying aspect, which is what most people deny or fail to acknowledge, is that in order to hold onto their own power, it is in politicians' own vested interests to keep us fighting amongst ourselves and, thus, be less likely to challenge them.

You Aren't Worth It

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