I'm talking about the "we take care of you " laws such as seatbelts, anti-drug laws etc etc.
Seabelts have been proven to save lives, and althou in "some" instances people can die if their car falls into a canal, because of their fear not
letting them take off the seatbelt, it beats not having a seatbelt on and crashing through the car's windshield and then finally for the body to
crash against the pavement. Not only does it save your life, but it also avoids having your own body crash against the windshield of another car
injuring another person or causing greater damage.
Antidrug laws....if you mean as in illegal drugs.....
Sorry but you don't have my vote on this one. Illegal drugs pose a direct threat to other people. Illegal drugs can distort "reality" making
people think they can do anything they want with no consequences to their actions, slowing the physical response of the body in some cases, or making
people hyper and making them resort to violence against others.
If someone is doing it in their own homes and they don't do anything, like driving while still under the influence, I guess is your life.
But if people grow pot or have large quantities of any illegal drugs...sorry, once again, you don't have my vote, you are trying to make money off an
illegal drug and endangering the lives of others.
Did you know that alcohol and cigarettes kill more people every year then all the illegal drugs combined, Muaddib ?
Althou I do agree that at least cigarrettes are really harmful to other people in the "longrun" as second hand smoking. Cigarrettes do not pose "a
direct threat" to the lives of others. In the longrun it can produce cancer to second hand smokers, and the smokers themselves. That's why now
there are new laws in which people cannot smoke in enclosed public areas.
Smoking a regular cigarrette does not slow your body's response, or make you hyper to a point where you will actually "attack other people".
I hate cigarrettes, but as long as it doesn't directly affect my family or me, people can smoke and kill themselves if they want.
Drinking moderately is not harmful towards anyone at all, this is why alcohol is not illegal, but if you get drunk and drive...that's another story,
now you are endangering the lives of others. There is a law against this also...
You want the government to make alcohol and smoking regular cigarretes illegal too?
It is my heartfelt belief that if everyone received education as to the true nature of humanity, we would need few laws at all.
There is a problem with this. First of all, many cultures have a different view in what is right and what is wrong, so which one of those views will
"everyone" be taught to live by?
Secondly, it is my belief, as long as your views does not affect others, my family and myself included, that do not agree with your views in the
first place, that people should believe and do what they want.
But when something like 9/11 happens where a group of extremists think they can make a statement, showing their own opinions about faith and such by
killing thousands of people, then I have a problem.
As for only having a few laws...no big society will work properly without having "many" rules and laws. As an example, once again, the rules of
traffic and traffic laws. There is quite a few of those now, imagine if most people will decide not to follow them, it would be chaos.
[Edited on 19-4-2004 by Muaddib]