I believe I have gotten down to specifics. To make threats of violence or to actually commit violence against other people should be against the law. I'm not sure how much more specific you'd like me to be.Hard to even think of it in practice or as a talking point when you can't answer the above questions.
I'm not "equivocating" at all. If anything, I've been trying to show why the word and concept itself is flawed as an objective reality. If anything, you're the one equivocating because you won't get down to specifics. You're the one leaving this question in limbo.
Someone engaged in prostitution is not making a threat of violence against anyone else. They are not committing assault. So, no, it's not the same.You don't think uncontrolled prostitution is a health threat?
I too, believe I have to follow the law or be prepared to face the consequences. I am simply suggesting the law be changed and offering a just alternative.I am aware of what your argument is but I don't think you're seeing the big picture, here.
For the second (or was it the third?) time you asked, essentially, if I thought growing pot should be illegal and I responded the best way I know how given your previous lack of recognition of my responses - by showing that even if I agree it shouldn't be a crime, I still believe I have to follow the law or be prepared to face the consequences.
Agreed.So what I think about all your various "victimless crime" examples doesn't mean a damn thing unless the majority agrees with me, as well, in which case it's not a crime anymore.
No, they are not the INITIATION of violence. They are in a RESPONSE to a harm done by the tortfeasor.I've also tried to show there is at least a tacit agreement among citizens that we all follow the law as our part of the agreement we have with society as a whole and that we accept punishment as a violation of those laws. As part of that agreement, we all decide what is lawful and unlawful - together as a group - and agree to live with that decision whether we personally agree or not. If a person violates a contract what would you expect to happen? Aren't damages in a law suit also violence by your standards?
Once the damages have been awarded, a title transfer occurs, in which some of the tortfeasor's assets transfer to the successful plaintiff.If not, what's to stop the loser from simply not paying?