"We enact many laws that manufacture criminals,
and then a few that punish them."
Instead of a Book, 1893
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Very wise statement, look at secret societies which create reasonable suspicion of conspirasy. Marijuanna Parties and even Worse NAMBLA that arorganize to conspire to smoke pot and/or rape. Where is the punishment? --- Gölök Zoltán Buday; Philotician.
 -- Gölök Zoltán Leenderdt Franco Buday, Vancouver, GVRD(Paine Cnty), Coastal Lwr Mainland BC(State of Neo Sumer), U.S. of Eh!     
    Prohibition didn't work on alcohol, and it isn't working on drugs. Legalize drugs, removing the money, so drug gangs will fall apart, returning the neighborhoods to the people.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
    Absolutely on the mark. Roe v Wade hasn't stopped abortion - even late term abortions. Brown v Board of Education hasn't stopped segregation. People have simply found more subtle ways to get around the Supreme Court's opinion.
     -- A.Jurgensen, Stuart, FL     
    We still have vestiges of puritanism left in this country. We haven't burned any witches lately but we still want people to behave and do like we do. The war on drugs is a perfect example and, of course, doesn't keep people from doing drugs. It does , however, cause havoc in our streets, corrupt law enforcement agencies, and fill our jails to overflowing while costing millions.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
     -- Henry, Edinboro      
    I'm not quite sure how to rate this. 5 stars for social perception and enactment or thumbs down because of the quote's accuracy in what has been done to eliminate a once free society. The term 'law', used to describe man's tools of administration are enacted, more often than not, to manufacture criminals (those, in fact, that have performed no act that infringed in any way on property or person). And then, there are those so called laws (?) that punish them. Laws don't punish, it is a perceived dimension of justice that punishes.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    The first thing to understand is that government leaders do not want peace -- they want conflict. Without conflict, they are not needed. Therefore they war upon the people, set brother against brother, class against class, stir up tensions, fix the game to be unfair, and keep people down, taxing them in so many ways that oppression becomes an acceptable way of life. They create 'problems' so that they can implement the 'solutions' which inevitably put more power and money in their hands at the expense of the people. If there aren't enough terrorists, they will bomb us instead -- false flags become their modus operandi. I do believe that one day the people will wake up -- but how much longer will it take ?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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