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Thursday, January 16, 2014

How to be a moral outlaw

A moral outlaw? It sounds like a contradiction, but it isn't Morals and laws only agree sometimes. No victim, no crime.

You don't need to be a lawyer to see that most laws are bullshit. Laws can be put into two groups. Good laws protect everyone and bad laws are made to reward one group at the expense of another. Unfortunately, most laws fall into the second group.

So the question becomes how to deal with all these bad laws. The most important thing to realize is that it is impossible to obey EVERY law and still be free. Obedience is not an option. There's not much hope in changing the law through voting either.

The only answer is to be a moral outlaw. Being moral is easy though- follow the Golden Rule. Breaking the law and getting away with it is harder, but not impossible.

Here are some simple rules for dealing with stupid laws:

1. The first rule of being an outlaw is do not talk about being an outlaw.
2. Don't go if afraid. Once gone, don't be afraid.
3. File a tax return. It doesn't have to be honest.
4. Avoid the police- don't give them a reason to pull you over. Never call them.
5. If a minor crime has a stiff penalty, it's probably because they almost never catch the people who do it.
6. The odds of being caught for any crimes is low.
7. Speak out against stupid laws. They may change one day.

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