Law becoming justification for violation
(My Eastern New Mexico News column for February 1, 2017- I am contractually prohibited from posting the entire column anywhere other than the newspaper's site for 30 days. Sorry.)
You might be shocked to learn how little regard I have for the law.
Or, maybe you wouldn’t.
This doesn’t mean I approve of harming others, their property, or their rights; quite the opposite. It just means I recognize the law for what it is. Instead of being protective, the law has become the most common excuse used to violate people. Laws, and the state that imposes them, are the opposite of civilization; they are anti-social.
As Lao Tzu observed over 2,500 years ago: “The more laws and restrictions there are, the poorer people become.”...read the rest...
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