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Letting “Laws” Control You

I don’t believe you should destroy the environment just to spite the socialists who use the environment as their excuse to destroy liberty. I know conservatives who do this.

I also know libertarians who make a point to break “laws” just to be breaking “laws.”

I can sort of understand their reason, or at least how they feel. I am often tempted to break “laws” I wouldn’t otherwise think of breaking, just because some idiot decided to make them “laws.”

But, I stop short of harming myself or others just because I hate the “law.” I am certainly not going to violate anyone just because some “law” happens to say doing so would be “illegal.”

Back to the environmental example I began with. Pooping in your own nest is pretty dumb; doing it just because someone tells you not to is even dumber.

“Laws” make everything worse. Even if you agree with them. Even if they are based on a good idea. “There oughta be a law!” No. Not unless you want unintended consequences you may not like.

Don’t be dumb. Reject “laws,” but don’t let them cause you to do dumb things just to show they have no “authority” over you. If you do, you are letting the “laws” control your behavior anyway. It’s better to ignore them and do the right thing regardless of the vacuous opinions of bullies.

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Kent McManigal

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