From: Jim Yanik
Subject: Re: Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks - Big Brother at his best!
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 22:27:19 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Friends of Lummox
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 22:27:19 +0000 (UTC)
Jim Yanik wrote in
> Fred wrote in
>> On Sun, 5 Jan 2003 01:48:35 +0000 (UTC), Jim Yanik
>>>Laws do not 'deter',they merely provide for punishment after the
>>>crime has been committed.
>> Any sweeping generalization like that is easily disproven. :-) The
>> punishment is the deterrent. Do you pay your taxes in full because
>> you believe that every penny of it goes to a good cause?
> I don't have to believe every penny goes to a 'good cause'.When enough
> people decide paying taxes is not good,then they don't.Remember the
> Boston Tea Party? Some people obey laws because they have been taught
> that way,not because of any deterrent effect.Some people are robots in
> that respect,I've met some of them.Some religious people are like
> Do you drive
>> near the speed limit because you believe it is unsafe to go any
> There's little correlation between speed limits and safety. Most are
> Criminals still commit crimes,regardless of the law,or any punishment
> they might receive.People who decide to commit crimes pay no attention
> to laws or any punishment.
One more thing to add;would a law with no penalties(and there ARE such
laws) still deter? Or would it just be a case of people obeying those laws
because they think they are a good idea,or that they obey(or try to) all
Penalties deter -some- people,but not all of them.
Jim Yanik,NRA member
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