'These people are serious. They really want my son to go away to jail for a sarcastic comment that he made,' Justin's father, Jack Carter, said.
Yes they are serious. They are seriously foolish.
Hasty law making makes for bad law. These laws are written in the wake of tragedy when law makers feel the pressure to do something to prevent future tragedies even though such laws have no chance of preventing future tragedy.
Such laws scoop up and punish the innocent much more often than they prevent real monsters from committing horrendous acts because real monsters typically live in the shadows were busy bodies like the Canadian woman never go.
posted on 07/01/2013 9:03:14 AM PDT
(The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
These laws are written in the wake of tragedy when law makers feel the pressure to do something to prevent future tragedies even though such laws have no chance of preventing future tragedy.
Point of order. These laws are written well in advance by people whose intent is the utter destruction of freedom. They sit quietly in filing cabinets or on hard drives, periodically getting reviewed and updated, waiting, just waiting for an excuse, a panicked legislature, a popular stampede to be inflicted on the country.
Do you really think a 1000+ page bill is written overnight?
The enemies of freedom spend decades sharping their long knives.
posted on 07/01/2013 9:10:39 AM PDT
by null and void
(Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
posted on 07/01/2013 10:12:34 AM PDT
(Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
These laws are written in the wake of tragedy when law makers feel the pressure to do something to
prevent future tragedies look busy
That's how I'd have phrased it.
posted on 07/01/2013 10:24:59 AM PDT
(The imposition of a duty on the importation of a commodity burdens the consumers. --Ludwig Von Mises)
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