Would you break the law if you knew you would never get caught?
Old 12-16-2011, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Would you break the law if you knew you would never get caught?

That age old question. If you knew you would NEVER get caught would you break a law.

It could be any law, theft, murder etc.

So, would you?
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Steal millions from a bank when I know I'll never get caught....hell ya
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Depends upon how we approach the question.

Are we doing it only because we won't get caught? Or is it something we've always wanted to do, or need to do, and we finally are certain we won't be caught?

The only thing that is illegal that I would really like to do is grow pot for myself instead of buying from sketchy dealers.

I can't think of anything else that is both illegal and that I would like to do outside of some process. The process caveat is important, because while I'd be tempted to, for example, go Robin Hood on some companies or indefinitely detain repeat abusers, I feel like the best option is really that you adjust the judicial process, government policies, etc. It's just a little slow for my taste...
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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if i could be guaranteed not to be caught..... of course..... but that reality could never happen, so it really isn't a fair question.

it's like asking if you could be given the power to make 2+2=5, would you?
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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no it isnt because 2+2 IS 5

laws are just politics.

rules.

I have broken so many I cant count.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes.

I would fly to New York and rob the Federal Reserve Bank.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:49 AM   #9 (permalink)
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That age old question. If you knew you would NEVER get caught would you break a law.

It could be any law, theft, murder etc.

So, would you?
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:52 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes.

I would fly to New York and rob the Federal Reserve Bank.
I would rob the other 11 Fed Banks
is there even any cash in a Feb Bank?
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I would rob the other 11 Fed Banks
is there even any cash in a Feb Bank?
It's all gold. 1kg of gold = $60,000

7,000 tonnes of gold = $381 Billion

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Old 12-17-2011, 06:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i suppose it depends on what law we are talking about. i try to act ethically (and i am often not successful in this, usually because of my own greed). if the law is unjust, i would break it (and often do). if it stands on the side of what i think is just, i have no reason to break it.

if that question is asking whether i would break it just because i could, the answer is no. the social responsibility and ethical considerations are more important to me.

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Old 12-17-2011, 07:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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this is sort of like a question me and a friend discussed a little while back...
if you had super powers, would you use them for evil or good?
i chose evil. and by evil, that means breaking laws and stealing shit. fucking up people who mess with me, etc.
oh yes, i'd be one evil motherf*cker! i'd get myself a badass costume too!
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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this is sort of like a question me and a friend discussed a little while back...
if you had super powers, would you use them for evil or good?
i chose evil. and by evil, that means breaking laws and stealing shit. fucking up people who mess with me, etc.
oh yes, i'd be one evil motherf*cker! i'd get myself a badass costume too!
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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If I was asked to consider it as an option, and had to think about it, chances are I'd try to do what was right. If presented with the opportunity out of the blue, and needing to act on impulse or let the chance go by, I'd likely do it unless it was obviously so terribly wrong that I would lose all sense of who I am. I've done fairly terrible things on impulse, and they were terribly fun, but they always made me feel more tenuous about crossing that line too much, lest I feel a recurring sense of being a terrible person.

So now I just look back on my youth and can't quite believe what an asshole I was. But I also realize that there were just a few impulsive moments and that I was good at sensing limits to where I might get caught or get too caught up in shit beyond the initial impulse.
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:13 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Sure, you could do my errands like laundry and driving my hot groupies home. You could have my sloppy seconds.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Sure, you could do my errands like laundry and driving my hot groupies home. You could have my sloppy seconds.
If by driving you mean attaching a wagon to the back of my bike, then you've got a deal, sir!

Do I get a costume as well?
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:32 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:32 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I already do pretty much anything I want anyways and I might get caught (and some of it is illegal)
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