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I understand the arguments a lot of people make about speed limit laws, that they set a general standard of acceptable behavior even though in practice a lot of people break them regularly.

However, I am still opposed to any set of laws that criminalizes common behavior, that everyone knows is common, and that everyone knows everyone breaks.  It really encourages a culture of lawlessness, of contempt for the authorities, and the "it's fine if I get away with it" mentality.  It gets people used to breaking the law as an everyday occurrence, and it makes everyone a criminal.

by Zwackus on Thu May 30th, 2013 at 07:35:55 AM EST
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