Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Opposition to the "law" doesn't mean support for the act

Just because I know "laws" against prostitution are stupid and evil, it doesn't mean I want my sister to be a hooker.

Just because I know the War on Politically Incorrect Drugs is destructive and wrong, it doesn't mean I want my daughter in a relationship with a drug dealer.

Just because "laws" forbidding suicide are pointless and stupid, it doesn't mean I want my best friend killing herself.

There are lots of things you have a right to do that are not the best thing you could be doing.  I really don't want to see anyone doing anything to hurt themselves even when they have every right to do so.

Why is this so hard for some people to grasp?



  1. "Why is this so hard for some people to grasp?" Because you're thinking logically and they think emotionally...basically religiously emotionally. And I don't go to their church, nor do I subscribe to their religious/personal moral/emotional dogma. But you are 100% correct, just because adults have the right to do things doesn't mean I want my friends or family to do them. But I would never force them to not do them.

    Any and all non-violent, non-coerced, non-larcenous consensual adult behavior that does not physically harm other people or their property, that does not directly and immediately endanger same, that does not create a public nuisance or disturb the peace, especially if done on private property is the inalienable right of said adults.

  2. D.M Mitchel is absolutely correct.

    I like to recommend this essay ( PDF - a chapter from a larger work) for an understandable treatment of anarchy.