The law exists to punish those who would harm people. The law does not prevent the crimes from coming to pass.
How does the law save people? If someone murders someone did the law protect the victim? No. The law seeks to inflict retributive vengeance from an unbiased third party.
If I steal money did the law prevent me from stealing money? No. The law told me not to do something. That doesn't protect people, it sets boundaries.
You keep blending law with punishment. Punishment is the effect of law, whereas law is the cause. They are two separate entities. Order and safety are also effects of law. Without law, we would have anarchy and thus more people are killed, raped, robbed ect. There is no disputing that fact. With law, we have a relatively ordered and civilised society. Therefore the law does protect people.
The law is whatever people want. If we made it a law that you had to wear a hat or you could be killed it would be a legitimate law. I don't think that protects anyone.
'Civilised' law is nothing more than than the opinion of the majority of the minority who vote.
Natural law might be a bit 'barbaric' to you but to me allowing a baby raping :wub: to continue to breath is far worse.
If it's the idea of being responsible for the death of another mostly useless primate that bothers you I'd be happy to take the blame. BTDT, stopped feeling guilty about it decades ago.
Last edited by Ciabhán; September 21, 2011 at 04:11 AM.
"When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision." -Tecumseh
I like to visualize the history of the human race as a tower, and each human being as a rather useless, singular brick. We don't know why we are building the tower, nor what we sort of tower we are building, nor the objective of the tower, nor if the tower is even real or of consequence. The only thing we do know is that we have to build this tower, and, as we all know, a single brick can undermine the most resilient of towers.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” - Charles Darwin
rapist, peadophilia, and drug dealers should all be shot in the belly and left to die very painfully IMO.
however on more realistic point the death penalty is to good for them in our soft liberal minded society so I say bring back hard labour have them smashing rocks for the rest or their miserable lives I'll pay extra taxes for that happily, or option 3 is the running man option lol
UKIP Time for a change.
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