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    Why Should Anyone Obey the Law Anymore?


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    My thoughts as I write my check tomorrow
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    Wish I had the answer.

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    What I find funny is that the Democraps are the first to defend a "law" if it suits their agenda. There has been blatant disregard of the law in the last administration and by those who are in charge of our nations security. The Liberal courts have become obstructionists despite knowing the president has the authority to make executive decisions regarding the safety of our nation and immigration. The double standard now evident in our justice system thanks to Hillary and the Smollett cases. Finally, if you and I were to spend like the Gov.... we'd all be in jail!
    The only good thing about all this is that it is finally blowing up in the Democraps faces and America now has a clear picture of what the party stands for.....NOTHING American. Their lack of respect for the law has turned our legal system into a farce....and they wonder why NOBODY trusts the legal system anymore.
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    When zealots attempt to manipulate people that value liberty by passing and enforcing unjust law, they soon find that there are limits to the influence their system can have on a free people.

    This is one key reason there is so much liberal socialist Democrat focus on disarming the American population. i would never advocate intentionally violating the law, but there comes a time when any responsible and sane adult can no longer keep track of all the rules, regulations and legal requirements of an over bloated bureaucratic system.

    Always remember that there are leaders with authority that act on their own conscious. This is where the "sanctuary" movement has some from. In all cases, this movement represents an extreme reaction to what is perceived as legislative abuse of our system. Today, it's erupting equally from liberals and conservatives. This should clearly be interpreted by legislatures and judges as a dangerous stress on our system.

    it's taken the form of any number of things in the past, including "regulators", "posses", "jury nullification" and a number of other movements when citizens in our system use their authority to "do what's right" in their opinion. Unfortunately this has also lead to abuses like lynching.

    Systems without strong constitutional guarantees, or that have tolerated too many infringements on their constitutional rights guarantees are wide open for this kind of lawless activity. It's a check and balance on runaway politicians and judges, but not a healthy one for society.

    As should be clear to all gun owners, this is something that has always been part of our system but which is being promoted by an intellectually dishonest legacy media. Their biased agenda paraphrases something like, "isn't it terrible that these scary gun owners have stolen one of our favorite strategies and are flaunting it in our faces to keep the guns we're trying to take away from them..."

    Of course, as lawful gun owners that should never be targeted for gun confiscation in our system, our thought is, "See cheating liberals, we can be just as clever and use your strategy to thwart your unjust laws..."
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    I guess I only have to follow the 'letter of the law' when it suits me. Any other time I can ignore it. Sure sounds good but in reality that premise will get you incarcerated unless, of course, you are flush with money, are a politician or a bigot. The all rules are off.

    All distills down to the double standard we live under today. I like to term it the Smollett standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SidecarFlip View Post
    I like to term it the Smollett standard.
    And we can smollet all the way down here.... Reeks to high heaven!
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    One of the situations I constantly encounter at gun show tables that I help staff is people with very technical questions about our state gun laws. Often they take the form of something a gun show attendee would like to do or ignore, and I try and help explain the way the law is worded, and how it might apply. I'm not a lawyer, and make it clear that I'm not providing legal advice, but simply a reference to the way the laws are written.

    I do the same thing in the classes I teach for Concealed Carry Handgun permit candidates.

    Invariably, after hearing some of the more onerous aspects of our state's laws, the attendee will say something like, "that's all well and good, but I'm going to do what I want to, and carry where I want to..." followed by something comparing the risk of being assaulted and killed to the risk of being caught.

    The problem is, these laws have all been designed and structured with interlocking penalties that basically disarm everyone (making them prohibited for firearms) when they are convicted of violating ANY of these laws. The system is overwhelmingly stacked against the law abiding person, and basically ignored by criminals intent on committing violent crime.

    It is something like having a law that says if you're convicted of a moving violation, you lose your privilege to both own and drive a motor vehicle for the rest of your life.

    This imbalance is one of the effects of layers of thousands of constitutionally infringing "feel good" supposedly "common sense" anti-gun owner laws - legislative actions that we've passively tolerated far too long.
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    Why should anyone obey the law ? Because someone has to . It's easy to be crooked and a scofflaw. It takes character and a moral compass to abide the law when others don't and makes all of you folks and myself better than them .
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    "Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law."
    — Sophocles

    "The government is the potent omnipresent teacher. For good or ill it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that the end justifies the means -- to declare that the government may commit crimes -- would bring terrible retribution."
    -- Justice Louis D. Brandeis
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