Monday, February 25, 2013

Are laws made to be broken?

This is one of the famous idioms that I have come across and it is really true. As you all know that we deal with several laws daily in our lives. Don’t go through the red signal on the road, give way to pedestrians, don’t speed, don’t do this and don’t do that. Of all the laws on the books there is bound to be a time where you violate some of them on a daily basis. It is not intentional, as a law abiding citizen will tell you but sometimes in order to comply with one law, you get caught up with another. We also know that laws are for our own benefit, but laws have been enacted because somebody somewhere did not follow the previous law or some lawmaker found out that people are violating something which will bound to hurt somebody so new laws crop up every year. But it is also true that laws are indeed made to be broken and you can see it all the time, you name the item and you will find out that you have inadvertently broken some law even if you think that it is the rational thing to do. We usually do that because either we are in a hurry or we don’t see any law enforcer (usually the Police) that will put us in trouble. I do not mean to say that laws should not be made (as it is wishful thinking) but my point is that if you make one law, you are bound to find somebody violating it one way or the other.

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