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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    No, adults are not children and should not be treated like children.

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    but no srsly, yes, under certain circumstances. While I don't know if this ferguson one is one of them, certainly in the case of say, virus pandemic or other such outbreaks, yes, curfew can and should be imposed. And yes, even on adults.

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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    In times of civil crisis, absolutely.
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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?


    I say no.Government is the servant of the people not the boss of the people. If a few bad apples are rioting and looting then get the police to arrest those individuals. Government has absolutely no business telling the people when they can and can't leave their homes.
    I strongly oppose the removal of liberty from anyone who has not committed any crime against society. Henrin said it well in another thread - to paraphrase, the imposition of a curfew is the acknowledgement that the police have failed in their normal duty to keep peace and protect the property and person of those in their jurisdiction.

    Personally, if I lived in Ferguson, I wouldn't need a curfew to behave in a civilized manner and if riots were going on at night, I'd be happy in my home while the police took care of it. I'd much rather have the trouble makers out on the streets doing their thing and a huge police resistance rounding them up and jailing them. And it should be preceded by a police statement that anyone observed in violent activity will be immediately arrested and if they resist arrest or refuse to stop the police have instructions to shoot until the violent rioter(s) are incapacitated.

    In my view, violent rioters take away my liberty by eliminating my safe access to my community - I don't want my police force to do the same. I do want them to take away the violent rioters liberty and safety.
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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    If the people would act like adults rather than apes, there would be no need for it at all. I don't like thd idea of curfews, but to think the cops can actually arrest all the nuts out there, when serious rioting and destruction is going on, is naive thinking. Authorities respond to the level of threat. If people cant act in a civilized manner, they don't deserve to be treated as such.
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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    No, adults are not children and should not be treated like children.
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    If adults act like children, they should be treated like children.

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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    If the people would act like adults rather than apes, there would be no need for it at all. I don't like thd idea of curfews, but to think the cops can actually arrest all the nuts out there, when serious rioting and destruction is going on, is naive thinking. Authorities respond to the level of threat. If people cant act in a civilized manner, they don't deserve to be treated as such.
    Wow, you really chose to use the word "ape"?

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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Yes, but it's another one of those powers that is best kept vague and used sparingly.
    Government doesn't use powers sparingly. Especially when they're vague.

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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Wow, you really chose to use the word "ape"?
    Yes. Humans are barely above that level, in case you haven't noticed. There isn't much to separate us besides reasoning ability, and in most people I have my doubts that they can maintain their civility with even the slightest bit of stress these days.
    I wasnt aware that ape is a bad word nowadays. It is where we came from.
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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Under normal circumstances - NO. In times of extreme emergency like rioting or insurrection - it might be a necessary temporary step to restoring law and order to a besieged community where it has broken down.
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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Government doesn't use powers sparingly. Especially when they're vague.
    Apparently they do. It's not like curfew's are commonly imposed in the United States or Habeus Corpus frequently suspended.

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