So laws should not define behavior only punish those who infringe on another’s rights. I have news for you when you pass laws that punish unacceptable behavior you are defining acceptable behavior. The most effective way society induces acceptable behavior is with it’s rules/laws of acceptable behavior and to dole out punishment for those who break these rules or laws.

Society can not punish unacceptable behavior without defining what is acceptable. An individual may think their behavior is acceptable but society will not. Rules and laws can and are changed as attitudes about behavior change.

What was unacceptable 40 years ago now has changed. Some behavior is still unacceptable but society has changed or mellowed it stance on others. It is not the laws on behavior you object to it is the change in attitudes about what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior in society that you object to.

Charles M. Reeder


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