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For all their pitfalls and shortcomings, they do protect us from surreptitious and questionable grabs for power made by those who would scorn law as a means of gaining power.
You contradict yourself greatly here, mnemeth. And you betray a glimpse into the workings of your mind.
Thats not an alternative to a legal system, To state so is laughable and has allready been proven as a non-viable (current) option.
Originally posted by DINSTAAR
reply to post by TedHodgson
However in an ideal situation it would and could work
Originally posted by KingDoey
Laws don't solve problems no you are correct in saying that.
However, surely you would agree that laws reduce them?
If i could rob somewhere for money or batter someone who p*sses me off I would. The only thing that stops me 9 times out of 10 is that fact that I may get charged and/or fined/sent to prison.
They are a deterrent to the majority of people. Thats all they are.
If there were no laws I would be a drug toting pimp ridin dirty in an Aston Martin popping people out of the window. As it stands I would probably get life imprisonment for that...
Through buying protection-insurance, everyone would share in the common goal of striving to reduce conflict and enhance security.
That is highly optimistic!