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    Breaking the law under dire or extreme cases and circumstances - do you think this is right?

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    Of course it is. But I'm not one to be shelling out advice on the law..

    For breaking what you see is an unjust law - this is morally right with me, some people would even say it's patriotic.

    In an extreme situation, whatever it is, I would just ask myself "do the ends justify the means", if it's worth it to break the law (and deal with those consequences) to get to whatever goal you have..

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    Definitely. The law isn't man. It doesn't have a heart beat. Under dire or extreme circumstances, I can justify breaking the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by passingby View Post
    Breaking the law under dire or extreme cases and circumstances - do you think this is right?
    You don't know what its like, you dont have a clue.
    If you did you'd find yourselves doing the same thing too!!!
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    Of course. The law is just second-rate ethics. It's less ethically fulfilling because the law has to account for all kinds of practical limitations that comes from trying to manage tons of people at once.

    But for you, at some given moment, you aren't bound to those same practical limitations, because you aren't trying to account for tons of people. You are trying to do something like save the life of a loved one, or something like that. So, you can do anything that falls within the viable realm of your own ethics. These things do, however, get you in trouble with the law often times (like, for instance, when it may be a really good idea to kill someone). That's because law writers, practioners, and enforces can't afford to see and account for ethical nuances the way one person right in the situation can.
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    Law is not ethics. If you break the law though, you must take responsibility for it within the law unless you can find a higher law to over-ride it. Then,whatever you feel about it, that your God told you to kill the Ungodly for instance, you submit to the law and if necessary get your 72 Heavenly Virgins. If you can justify your law-breaking within the same system instead of invoking your own laws, so "All men are equal" over-rides "Niggers to the back" that is an entirely different matter where a general law is agreed but not accepted.

    Most people who make a big fuss of their morality in breaking the law to preserve their own alleged higher law are gross hypocrites with no ethical standing. It is only those who stood up to the likes of Stalin and Hitler who deserve respect; those too who refused combat even against evil-doers. "God condemns murderers so I murder abortionists" - can't God handle His own decisions without your help? Maybe God wanted us to work laws out for ourselves and between ourselves?

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    Yeah I'm going to go out on a limb and say that almost anyone, under the right extreme circumstances, will break the law.

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    Yeah, really.

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    Methinks we should make a poll asking who has broken the law and how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hmm View Post
    Methinks we should make a poll asking who has broken the law and how.
    Have anything you want to come clean about?

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