posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 11:20 PM
originally posted by: Vroomfondel
a reply to: enlightenedservant
Good point. The last thing government wants to do is solve all of society's problems. Then we wouldn't need them any more.
I agree. If everyone suddenly stopped committing all crimes and infractions, our justice system would panic. Imagine no revenue coming in from
tickets, fines, court fees, drug or property seizures, police auctions, etc. Law enforcement would either have to do massive layoffs & shrink their
departments, or find new revenue sources.
I'd imagine that: 1. things that are legal now would become illegal (to increase the pool of "law breakers"), and 2. they'd trap the people who are
already in the system. By that I mean there would be fewer people getting out of jail on good behavior, probation periods would increase, and people
with criminal records would get hit w/new charges, like failure to show up to events they didn't know they had to attend.
Ironically, I don't want a place with zero law enforcement. Visit the rural areas in some "3rd World Countries" and you'll see what I mean. But when
there's a financial incentive to arrest criminals, there's also a financial incentive to have criminals in the first place.
edit on 10-4-2015
by enlightenedservant because: wrong wording derrr...