Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Illegitimate laws poison society

(My Eastern New Mexico News column for June 26, 2019)




One way you can tell laws are not legitimate, ethically or morally, is in the way they vary from place to place. Those of us who live near an arbitrary political line-- a state line or a national border-- have the opportunity to notice this more easily than others might.

Something which is legal on one side of the line becomes illegal once you cross it. Without otherwise changing your behavior in the slightest you can go from law-abiding to criminal, by law, simply by pacing back and forth across this imaginary line...read the rest...

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2 comments:

  1. Nice article, it presents things in a way that even a statist zombie might understand.

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    1. Unfortunately, I suspect most of them skip my columns. Maybe there's some accidental exposure.

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