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

    Should we assume that the word "adult" as used here is limited in reference to those who actually act like one?
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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    only in extreme circumstances.

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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 don't understand it well enough to give a blanket answer on such a thing, but I'll just say that the manner in which the Ferguson Police enacted it reinforced the image of them seeing civilians as their enemies.

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

    Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?
    NO, not if they behave like adults. However, when adults behave like lawless mob, yes, 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.
    If you're referring to the federal government then I would agree with you, James_

    But; communities should accept that "curfews" might sometimes be necessary to the common good, providing it is a tool implemented exclusively by local law enforcement and only in extreme circumstances_

    Because common sense tells us that extreme situations call for extreme solutions, which could sometimes justify a curfew_

    And should the Federal Government believe a "curfew" to be necessary, it could issue a public request to the local police authorities where it is believed an extreme condition exists that warrants such a response_

    On it's own, the Feds would eventually/inevitably abuse such power; simply as a means of self-preservation_

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post

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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.
    A mayor or governor could always send out an advisory alert or something to its citizens. If the situation is bad enough (like with a pandemic) you can bet people are going to stay indoors anyways.
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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    If adults act like children, they should be treated like children.
    If a few adults acted like children should all of the adults be treated like children?
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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    A mayor or governor could always send out an advisory alert or something to its citizens. If the situation is bad enough (like with a pandemic) you can bet people are going to stay indoors anyways.
    You sure about that? I wouldn't be that sure. Most people are stupid. And they don't react well to such news. Maybe their instincts would be to jump in a wagon and hit the road.

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

    most of the time, i would say no

    but there are times, where the safety of citizens, officials, and property demand it

    this is one of those times

    curfew should always be a last resort....but it needs to be an option when needed
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    Re: Should government be able to impose a curfew on adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    You sure about that? I wouldn't be that sure. Most people are stupid. And they don't react well to such news. Maybe their instincts would be to jump in a wagon and hit the road.
    In the case of a deadly and contagious disease, it is perfectly reasonable to quarantine the infected city, separate the healthy from the ill, and work from there. I don't see how a curfew is going to help anything. Diseases aren't nocturnal.
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