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  • Maybe they don't like the idea of someone trying to control them or the law is against their principles.
  • Maybe you don't break certain laws, but your close friends or family may. If it is a small law that can go either way than I would care about their outcome, if they kill someone I won't argue for them. I personally don't like that the govt puts stipulations on certain ppl and just because it doesn't directly effect me now it may in the future with my kids and grandkids. It is a matter of freedom and not letting the govt tell us every breath to take. :)
  • Well, I could see objecting to a law that said something like "No homosexual relationships from this point on" or something like that. I'm straight, but I feel like that sort of thing is a breach of human rights.
  • because once a law is set in motion that is unfair or injust or unconstitutional (even if it doesn't effect you) and it is allowed to exist without being contested, it makes way for other unjust laws and rules to be set in motion. For example, a law goes into motion that you cannot smoke in a public place. It doesn't bother you because you do not smoke. But it opens the door for other legislature to be passed that might restrict you to do other things like eat, or drink or assemble in a public place because you never thought about how it might affect you you never said anything but now you have lost the right to even assemble in a public place and it is always easier to lose a freedom than to get it back.
  • Well, if that's the case- why don't we just install video cameras in your home. I mean, if you don't break the law, you've got nothing to hide, right? The reason people object to certain laws is because the open the door for more and more restrictions of rights.
  • Just because a law will not adversely affect me does not mean that I cannot object to its adverse affect on others. This is particularly true if it involves human rights. I am not singularly motivated by self-interest. That I won't be violating the law also doesn't mean that I want to pay to investigate and prosecute those crimes (tax dollars).
  • Once a prescidence is set, it becomes easier and easier to restrict what rights we have.
  • Its something to bitch about
  • I don't intend to make phone calls to terrorists but I don't want any law that gives the government the right to tap my phones "just in case"! :(
  • When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for the Jews, I remained silent; I wasn't a Jew. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out. Martin Niemöller

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