VICTIMLESS CRIME LAWS' DO THEY PREVENT CRIME?
The effectiveness of legislation should be measured in terms of the effectiveness of each law in accomplishing the stated purpose. of that law. Victimless Crime Laws (VCL's) have never worked in the past, do not work now and will not work in the future. i.e., they have no force and effect in preventing crime or saving lives. i.e., VCL's are nothing more than a "wishfull thinking" pallative with unintended disasterous consequences and should be repealed.
VICTIMLESS-CRIME-LAWS; DO THEY PREVENT CRIME ?
Dr. ROBERT INGRAM POWELL, Ph.D.
The more than 20,000 victimless-crime-anti gun laws presently enacted at the Federal, State, County and City levels of Government were legislated on the mistaken premise 'that all of the preceding laws had failed because they were not written correctly or strong enough, and with the belief that if properly written, crime would go away'.
All victimless-crime-laws are suppositive/presumptive, and are crimes without victims (as absurd as that may seem to a rational human being) and presume that "we the people" may or will use a substance, instrument, vehicle, etc in a manner that will harm ourselves or cause harm to another individual, object, animal, etc.
Victimless-crime-laws are inimical to the very concept upon which our Constitution is written. i.e. we are "innocent until proven guilty", and may do anything we please so long as we do not violate the right to life or property of others.
Suppositive/presumptive law asserts that we are not trustworthy and are incompetent to live and make decisions concerning our lives without tens of thousands of frivolous laws and freeloading bureaucrats attempting to plan and interfere with our our enjoyment of life.
Moreover, victimless-crime-laws do not now and have not in the past resulted in the saving of a single human life nor have such laws prevented mindless psychopaths and sociopathic criminals from mugging, raping, robbing, torturing or murdering their intended victims whenever they choose to do so.
Victimless-crime-laws have not in the past, do not now and will not in the future have any force and effect on the reduction of crime, yet always result in creating an open season for professional criminals to violate the right to life and/or property of those deprived by their government of the right to defend themselves against criminal aggressors.
Victimless-Crime-Laws have resulted in the creation of a new class of criminals consisting of those individuals who believe their rights under the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution provide the right to carry a weapon to defend themselves against the use of force by professional criminals.
The questions each individual must resolve in their own mind is:
1. Shall I obey the law and accept the very real possibility of being mugged, raped, robbed, tortured or murdered, or shall I carry a weapon to enable maintaining my unalienable right to life and property inviolate against criminal aggressors?
a. Knowing that the police who are not paid to protect me, may confiscate my weapon and incarcerate me upon discovery of a weapon on my person, since their duty is to uphold the "written law" irrespective of its unconstitutionality.
b. Knowing that in the event of an encounter with a criminal the probability of a policeman being nearby to help is about the same as winning the National Lottery.
c. Knowing that I will be unable to afford justice in a system where it would take years and possibly more than $500,000.00 to even get my case heard on a constitutional issue.
d. Knowing that I will not even be allowed to discuss my 2nd Amendment Rights in the lower courts, or argue the frivolous nature of victimless-crime-laws.
e. Knowing that my mental health, and quite possibly my physical health, financial health, family health, job and future will be adversely affected by the stress levels and stigma associated pressure with defending my 2nd Amendment rights.
f. Knowing that none of the more than 20,000 victimless-crime-laws presently on the books have never kept a criminal from violating the rights of others.
g. Knowing that the Right to Life, Presupposes the Right to Self-Defense, which presupposes the Right to purchase, own and use a weapon whenever it becomes necessary to stop criminal aggression against myself, my family, a police officer in distress or anyone else within my power to defend against aggressors.
2. Victimless-Crime-Laws are nothing more than a feeding ground for hungry lawyers. Imagine what the writers of the Constitution and supporting documents would think were they here today to witness tens of thousands of victimless-crime-laws on the books covering virtually every faucet of life on the planet as MAGIC SPELLS to ward off evil!
Imagine what our founding fathers might think of the fact that no supreme court judge or any lower court judge or any lawyer or any of the citizens or visitors to our country can ever "KNOW THE LAW", and yet "We The People" are held accountable on the dictate that "there is no excuse for not knowing the law".
That dictate in and of itself is a contradiction in terms when it is not even possible for "anyone" to know the law. Walk into your local law library and consider reading all of the laws on the books in that library! Bewildering? You bet your life! We do live in a land of laws. A virtual swamp with no depth where equity does not exist, and where a remedy for your problem is not likely to obtain. It is simply not physically possible for any human being to read all of the laws that are written and which have force and effect over our lives.
There only needs to be one law in a rational society of free human beings. I.e., "No individual or group of individuals may initiate the use of force or fraud to violate the unalienable individual right to life and property of another human being." That's it! When any individual or group of individuals initiates the use of force or fraud to violate the unalienable individual right to life and property of another human being that individual is a CRIMINAL to that extent, and from the moment such aggression has been initiated, the concept of rights no longer apply to that criminal.
The proposed victim or anyone acting to defend the victim may morally use whatever level of retaliatory force that may be necessary to maintain the victims rights involate against criminal aggression up to and including lethal force.
The primary and only focus of the police force of government and the courts should be to identify, apprehend, convict and incarcerate all individuals who initiate the use of force to violate the inalienable individual right to life and/or property of other individuals, irrespective of the substance, instrument or other modality used to commit the criminal act.
It's time for those of us who believe in the force an effect of the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution to demand an answer from their alleged representatives of the people to the following questions:
1. MR. OR MS. PUBLIC SERVANT: Can you provide me with evidence to substantiate where any of the more than 20,000 victimless-crime-anti-gun-laws have ever resulted in the saving of a human life.? Provide names, dates, verified statements of fact for each such citation. (there will be none)!
2. Can you provide me with evidence to substantiate where any of the more than 20,000 victimless-crime-anti-gun-laws have ever resulted in the prevention of any criminally acting individual from committing their intended crime? Provide names, dates, verified statements of fact for each citation. (there will be none)!
The fact that all honest mean and women should be concerned with is that... ..
3. Each new law is written to make crime go away, yet 1 more or 50 million more will fail as the preceding 20,000 have failed irrespective of HOW they are written or who writes the VICTIMLESS CRIME LAWS.
Sincerely and Best Wishes,
Robert Ingram Powell
DR. ROBERT INGRAM POWELL, Ph.D.
Sincerely and Best Wishes,
Robert Ingram Powell
DR. ROBERT INGRAM POWELL, Ph.D.
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