<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by asdf:
Hi, Does anyone in this country know all the laws? I mean every single law. I bet there's a lot of laws, too. At least a thousand. The governemnt can't expect the average Joe to know all of the laws of this country. Don't people have to go to school to learn the law and become a lawyer. And even after they are a lawyer don't they spend a lot of time looking up the law in those books. The next time an authority figure tells me that "ignorance of the law is no excuse." I'm going to ask him what is the 13th amendment to the constitution? Or 4th or 30th... At least some of the laws are posted, like speed limits. I'm probably breaking the law right now, by criticizing the government, without even realizing it.
Any unintentional lawbreaking on my part is strictly the result of ignorance, you see I'm not a lawyer. Perhaps I'll need a lawyer, to tell me what I'm doing wrong. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks for your input. I realize, and empathise with your frustration. And, you are absolutely correct . . . there is no one who knows all of the laws; not even our esteemed U.S. Supreme Court jurists. However, in defense of that old Maxim, most laws are based upon "common sense" and knowing the differences between what's "right and wrong." If you use common sense, you should be alright throughout your life. Most people who break the law, or commit crimes, never learned that when growing up. Just read a few of the entries on this site, and you'll sit back, and scratch your head in wonderment.
Thanks again for writing.
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