Archive for January 21st, 2013

What Laws Will YOU Obey?

Monday, January 21st, 2013

I’ve been a criminal most of my life. From Vietnam protests and sit-ins, cohabitation, recreational drug use, gambling, speeding, pulling off mattress tags, and a bunch of other stuff – I’ve been an American outlaw. And I’ve caught a lot of shit for it too, mostly from people with Conservative views. For over 40-years I’ve been told:

“You don’t get to make up your own rules or pick and choose the laws you’ll obey.  You live in a society of laws, not men. If you don’t like the laws, change them!  But you MUST obey the laws we have – ALL of them.” Right.

We have an interesting scenario today.  Conservatives are loudly protesting stricter gun control.  As loyal readers know,  I am AGAINST more gun control (type ‘gun control’ into my search box.) I’m against them for a few simple reasons:  they don’t work, they’re unenforceable, and there are millions of guns already out there.  What’s the point of this new legislation except more ‘feel good’ laws?

I have a strong position on living in this society.  Do ANYTHING you want as long as you don’t step on somebody else’s freedom. And try not to get caught.

I’m curious now.  Will Conservative gun-owners obey ALL the laws and do what they’ve preached to me for over four decades?  Or will they hypocritically pick and choose only the laws they decide to follow?

My guess?  “Do as I say – not as I do.”  Let’s see.