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originally posted by: MrWendal
originally posted by: tinner07
Ok I have kinda lost the original taste of the thread but going to throw in my opinion.
If it is against the law it is against the law....religious reasons or not.
Jaywalking is against the law, (seriously was stopped and frisked for it in Vegas)...there is a reason for it.
Religious reasons..... My ass... if any religion says sex with a youngster is ok thats not ok
Its a plant.... so is a poppy, so that argument says heroine is ok...
advocates for marijuana say its all natural, must be healthy... So is Asbestos, Cyanide and Lava lol
Don't get me wrong, not a big fan of putting people in jail for pot, but it is against the law.
In the State of South Carolina it is perfectly legal to beat your wife on the steps of the Court House on Sundays. Since it is not illegal does that make it right?
Obviously the answer to that is "no". Just because it is legal does not make it right. So doesn't the reverse hold true as well?
Now let us say I did choose to beat my wife on the Court House steps on a nice sunny Sunday afternoon. Let us say I did it, and I was even arrested for it. I go to Court, a jury then finds me guilty. How much of an idiot would I sound like if I were to say, "but it is not illegal. It is legal for me to beat my wife, I should not have any consequence at all." I think it is fair to say, most would call me an idiot.
That's how I feel when someone says, "but it is illegal."
Here is another law in South Carolina. This one says, when approaching a four way or blind intersection in a non-horse driven vehicle you must stop 100 ft from the intersection and discharge a firearm into the air to warn horse traffic.
People break this law every day in South Carolina. Should they all be prosecuted? After all, as you said, "If it is against the law it is against the law"
How about I choose some laws that are a little more closer to home? Did you know that in 17 States in the USA there are still "sodomy laws" on the books? In 17 States in the USA it is still illegal to perform or receive oral sex.
Think about that for a second before you make the argument that "the law is the law" because rest assured, you are a career criminal yourself. You just didn't know it.