Because I said so.” “Life isn’t fair.” “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” These are some of the great cop-outs of all time, and the last one is particularly troubling in a country with so many laws that it is impossible to count—let alone read—them all. When was the last time you sat down with a complete set of the federal, state, and local codes setting forth the tens of thousands of criminal violations for which you could be sent to jail? If you answered “never,” you’re in good company. Nevertheless, America’s judges still cling to the proposition that it’s perfectly fine to lock people up for doing something they had no idea was illegal. But it’s not fine, and the justifications for that palpably unfair rule have only grown more threadbare with time.

One seems to be left with just two choices: either you sit inside your home and don’t do anything at all, ever, or you keep a firearm within arm’s reach at all times and take as many of them with you as possible when they show up to toss you in the clink. Remember: after the first one, the rest are free.

One Response to “Indeed”

  1. Dan says:

    Most people make the mistake of believing w have a Justice System. We DO NOT. We have a Legal System. It’s purpose is to apply the countless bizarre, contradictory and often unconstitutional laws on the books to facilitate the goal of government…. That being to keep the sheeple in line and generate revenue. If justice ever happens in a courtroom it is an accidental and unintended byproduct of the process. Holding people accountable for laws they never heard of generates revenue and increase the power of those in charge. The system will NEVER allow this to change unless forced to do so by force.