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Help me Identify the Top 10 most harmful laws!
« on: December 04, 2015, 11:58:19 pm »
I am looking for a list of laws that have the following characteristics:

1. Completely Unjust  (Victimless Crimes)
2. Probability of Getting Caught Violating the law is Low
3. Cost of getting caught is high
4. The penalty for getting caught is mostly financial
5. Have public sympathy for the individual prosecuted

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Re: Help me Identify the Top 10 most harmful laws!
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2015, 12:06:25 am »
(lack of) castle doctrine
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Re: Help me Identify the Top 10 most harmful laws!
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2015, 12:07:46 am »
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Re: Help me Identify the Top 10 most harmful laws!
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2015, 12:08:22 am »
Tax evasion

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Re: Help me Identify the Top 10 most harmful laws!
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Re: Help me Identify the Top 10 most harmful laws!
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2015, 12:17:39 am »
Gambling
Prostitution
Minimum drinking age
Everything in the patriot act
Insider trading
Unlicensed selling of financial products

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Re: Help me Identify the Top 10 most harmful laws!
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2015, 12:23:07 am »
This is a question to lawyers. Check US states laws. There are a lot of stupid laws which came from Europe in 17th century, and they just forgot to cancel them.

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Re: Help me Identify the Top 10 most harmful laws!
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2015, 01:08:10 am »
With apologies to our non US readers, I only know about laws here in the Land of the Free:

In no particular order:

Disarming a population without providing each of them a squad of full time body guards.
Exempting government officials from their own laws.

US Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3). This "interstate commerce clause" states that the United States Congress shall have power "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes."  - Routinely used by the federal government to override the restraints on its powers by the rest of the Constitution -       ...Especially the 9th and 10th Amendments reserving those rights to the states or the people.

US Constitution - The Eighteenth Amendment (Prohibition of Alcohol).
US Constitution - Twenty Second Amendment (Should have limited U.S. presidents to zero terms).
Anti-supersizing of soft drinks.
The "Affordable" "Health" "Care" Act (Obamacare)
The "Patriot" anti-privacy Act (Bushcare)
FATCA - Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act
SEC v. W. J. Howey Co.
Dred Scott v. Sandford
Roe v. Wade (50,000,000 victims and counting)
New York BitLicense
Any law passed by the Federal government in 1913.
Any law passed by the Federal government after that.
Any rule passed by any Homeowners Association.
Romans 13:1-7

Um, why only ten?




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Re: Help me Identify the Top 10 most harmful laws!
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2015, 01:23:26 am »
Driving without a seatbelt

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Re: Help me Identify the Top 10 most harmful laws!
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2015, 01:43:54 am »
-Laws that steal 50% of my income to pay for slobs living on benefits, often for multiple generations.

-Laws that use tax payer money to pump up the housing market:
http://www.helptobuy.gov.uk/help-to-buy-isa/how-does-it-work

-The capital gains tax, so that if you try to escape from fiat slavery they can still punish you.
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Re: Help me Identify the Top 10 most harmful laws!
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2015, 01:56:32 am »
I counter with ...

1) Is there any means by which any number of individuals can delegate to someone else the moral right to do something which none of the individuals have the moral right to do themselves?

2) Do those who wield political power (presidents, legislators, etc.) have the moral right to do things which other people do not have the moral right to do? If so, from whom and how did they acquire such a right?

3) Is there any process (e.g., constitutions, elections, legislation) by which human beings can transform an immoral act into a moral act (without changing the act itself)?

4) When law-makers and law-enforcers use coercion and force in the name of law and government, do they bear the same responsibility for their actions that anyone else would who did the same thing on his own?

5) When there is a conflict between an individual's own moral conscience, and the commands of a political authority, is the individual morally obligated to do what he personally views as wrong in order to "obey the law"?

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Re: Help me Identify the Top 10 most harmful laws!
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2015, 01:58:31 am »
Sedition act in some parts of the world.
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Re: Help me Identify the Top 10 most harmful laws!
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2015, 02:06:31 am »

George Washington reviews the troops near Fort Cumberland, Maryland,
before their march to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.

And so it began...

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Re: Help me Identify the Top 10 most harmful laws!
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2015, 02:40:44 am »

George Washington reviews the troops near Fort Cumberland, Maryland,
before their march to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.

And so it began...

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Re: Help me Identify the Top 10 most harmful laws!
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2015, 03:19:26 am »
Whatever the law is that requires U.S. citizens that renounce their citizenship and surrender their passport to pay an "exit" fee so they can legally leave the country without the risk of the U.S. government sending agents (could be through "treaties" with other governments who dispatch their police / military / agents) to collect taxes or extradition to be put in a cage for tax evasion or other trumped up charge. Roger Ver (and Zuckerburg?) had to deal with this crap. Why do you need to poll this community to ask this? Is this the best use of your time?
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