View Poll Results: How inclined are you to follow immoral laws?

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  • I do not follow immoral laws even if the chances of legal consequences are high and severe

    4 10.53%
  • I do not follow immoral laws only if there is a moderate chance of legal consequences

    5 13.16%
  • I only ignore immoral laws if there is a small chances of legal consequences

    5 13.16%
  • I follow all laws, even if I don't morally agree with them

    3 7.89%
  • I do what I want!

    10 26.32%
  • other (please explain)

    4 10.53%
  • taco rootabegas

    7 18.42%
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    Re: How inclined are you to follow immoral laws?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Then by all means, point out the specific laws that you mentioned and exactly when those specific laws were in place in the United States... ever. I'll wait.
    You are completely unable to think outside of your little box. I gave an example of a law that you would not follow, showing you that you exaggerated when you said you would follow any law, just because it's a law.

    All you've done is looked at our laws and said "Yes, I find these reasonable enough, I will follow them." So you are not obeying the law only because it's a law, you examined them and gave them a reasonability test. There have been plenty of horrible laws in history that you would've violated, and you know it.
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: How inclined are you to follow immoral laws?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    You are completely unable to think outside of your little box. I gave an example of a law that you would not follow, showing you that you exaggerated when you said you would follow any law, just because it's a law.

    All you've done is looked at our laws and said "Yes, I find these reasonable enough, I will follow them." So you are not obeying the law only because it's a law, you examined them and gave them a reasonability test. There have been plenty of horrible laws in history that you would've violated, and you know it.
    It's just ridiculous, it's like saying there's a law that you'll cut your own head off with a rusty hacksaw. Well no, nobody would follow that, but there would never be a law like that so it's really irrelevant. Come back with some reasonable laws that might actually exist and you'll have a point. Otherwise, it's argumentum ad absurdium.
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    Re: How inclined are you to follow immoral laws?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It's just ridiculous, it's like saying there's a law that you'll cut your own head off with a rusty hacksaw. Well no, nobody would follow that, but there would never be a law like that so it's really irrelevant. Come back with some reasonable laws that might actually exist and you'll have a point. Otherwise, it's argumentum ad absurdium.
    Because you're completely unable to understand analogies, I'll give you a few real ones:

    All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart. Making love in the space between the beds is strictly forbidden.
    - North Carolina
    A woman can not be on top in sexual activities.
    - Massachusetts
    It is unlawful for "negroes" to be within county boundaries from sundown to sunrise. - Fairfield, Illinois
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    So you're telling me that if your city or state made a law like the one above, where women can't be on top, you would follow that law, and refuse your wife is she wanted on top? I doubt it. You'll look at the chance of being caught and the punishment, and decide if the risk is worth the reward.
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: How inclined are you to follow immoral laws?

    Government should not be in in the business of legislating morality, those some may view as immoral are usually choices, no one if forcing you to be a part of a same-sex marriage.

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    Re: How inclined are you to follow immoral laws?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Government should not be in in the business of legislating morality,
    Morality is an underpinning of law.

    those some may view as immoral are usually choices, no one if forcing you to be a part of a same-sex marriage.
    Where there is almost universal agreement about what is wrong/immoral, there are laws against them that typically go unchallenged. Where there is division regarding whether something is moral or immoral, debate ensues.

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    Re: How inclined are you to follow immoral laws?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Morality is an underpinning of law.
    It is, in the sense you must allow freedom of morality. The government should not be the one to tell you what is right and wrong.

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    Re: How inclined are you to follow immoral laws?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    I am curious how people differentiate between legality and morality in their every day actions
    I feel guilty if I go over the speed limit...
    I believe half of the things I say and say half of the things I believe.

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    Re: How inclined are you to follow immoral laws?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    I feel guilty if I go over the speed limit...
    Not me. I just hope not to get caught.
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    Re: How inclined are you to follow immoral laws?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Not me. I just hope not to get caught.
    lol. I don't know where it comes from. Sometimes I think somethings wrong with me for being so much on the straight and narrow so to speak.

    I swear a lot though...that should count for something right?
    I believe half of the things I say and say half of the things I believe.

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    Re: How inclined are you to follow immoral laws?

    I cannont think of a time that I had a conflict between a law and a moral of mine so I answered other since I dont know what I would do if it did happen.

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