Originally Posted by thewestwinds
It is strict liability because you will notice when you read the law that no mental state is required for committing the offense.
It's like paying taxes: your taxes are either paid or they are not paid. If they are not paid, then it doesn't matter if you just forgot or whether you intended to not pay or if you were in a coma.
If they are not paid they are not paid and you are guilty.
This is a very simple concept.
There are two rules for success:
(1) Never tell everything you know.