A crime that doesn't hurt others is more acceptable than one that does.
#1 - Scott - 02/12/2012 18:20:41pm
So it is okay to steal $100 from a millionaire but not from someone living on minimum wage?
#2 - Eric - 02/13/2012 09:38:20am
No, both those crimes would hurt another, just to varying degrees.
#3 - Scott - 02/13/2012 09:49:10am
Are you insinuating that illegal aliens do not hurt others?
#4 - Eric - 02/13/2012 09:59:56am
I'm sure some do. There's good and bad in any large group of people.
#5 - Scott - 02/13/2012 11:43:14am
Eric, you fail to acknowledge that some laws are unjust. A slave that ran away from his owner was breaking the law of the land and it wasn't until 2000 that Alabama removed miscegenation from its list of criminal offenses. A poor citizen of Mexico could rationalize that the law keeping him out of the US is unjust since it isn't applied equally to everyone. If you have money you can easily buy your way "legally" into this country.
#6 - Patrick - 02/14/2012 13:29:42pm
That's a slippery slope though Patrick. Members of NAMBLA would call the laws that keep them from practicing what they preach as unjust laws. Addicts of illegal drugs will also claim the laws are unjust. Unjust laws are still laws and don't give you the right to break them, only to work to have them changed.
#7 - Scott - 02/14/2012 13:38:33pm
In most cases I agree with you. A slave, however, had every right to run away from captivity to seek freedom.
#8 - Patrick - 02/14/2012 14:42:01pm
Not if you live on Tattoine. Even the Jedi recognized slave ownership as a legitimate law.
#9 - Eric - 02/16/2012 07:09:19am
I take it you just saw Phantom Menace in 3-D? Did your sons enjoy it?
#10 - Patrick - 02/16/2012 12:57:46pm
Kyle still laughed at Jar Jar.
#11 - Eric - 02/23/2012 13:23:29pm