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#23:Just released my latest Kilroy philosophy essay: "The Tyranny of Law" http://www.kilroycafe.com/ideas/law/
— Thu Apr 23 2009 16:00 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#397:The law is not a precision instrument, like a scalpel. It is more like a sledgehammer that breaks as many things as it fixes.
— Tue May 26 2009 02:30 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#407:The law is a religion like any other, with its blind assumptions. If you're a lawyer, you have to believe, because you're a priest.
— Wed May 27 2009 01:53 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#408:The blind assumptions of law are that problems are fixed by written rules and by battle in court, but both things can BECOME the problem.
— Wed May 27 2009 01:56 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#409:The law, by its nature, suppresses creativity. Every new rule makes it more difficult for people to find unique personal solutions.
— Wed May 27 2009 01:58 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#410:The law is necessary, but so is subversion of it. At some point you have to set it aside and analyse the real affects of your actions.
— Wed May 27 2009 02:02 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#411:The law is not morality. It is a crude caricature of morality. True morality is taking responsibility for the effects of your actions.
— Wed May 27 2009 02:06 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#412:You don't get off the hook for anything by saying "I obeyed the law." That is a coward's excuse.
— Wed May 27 2009 02:08 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#557:Human life does not thrive under law or commerce, only in the hidden places that law and commerce ignore.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 22:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#560:The function of law is to punish the guilty and bankrupt the not guilty. The only winners are the lawyers.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 22:52 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#561:Society has a right to rule of law, but the individual has the right to seek the hidden nooks and crevices the law can't see.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 23:01 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#562:Today you will probably break a dozen laws. Can you list them? You drove over the speed limit, walked on private property, etc.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 23:08 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#563:It is okay to quietly break the law as long as a "threshhold of damage" is not crossed where you hurt someone or run the risk of doing so.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 23:14 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#564:In practice, police don't ticket drivers for 1 mph above the speed limit, only 10+ mph. This is the unwritten leniency the law must have.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 23:18 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#565:A healthy life can be lived only in the peripheral vision of the law, not under its direct gaze.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 23:21 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#595:Why you need civil rights: because law enforcement will always be a flawed human operation with a built-in bias toward guilt.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 18:59 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#596:Just by interacting with law enforcement you run the risk of being accused of a crime, so you want to limit that interaction.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 19:04 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#624:The thing that keeps most lawyers from truly understanding the law is their unquestioning faith in it.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 15:36 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#805:It's hard to find a lawyer who can "think outside the box," because the law, by definition, is totally inside the box.
— Fri Jun 26 2009 04:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#862:To protect people from each other, you must have law, but then you have to protect people from the people enforcing the law.
— Sun Jul 05 2009 09:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#863:The law, due to its human origins and human enforcement, will always be a royal screw-up.
— Sun Jul 05 2009 09:19 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#914:No human can obey every law and government regulation. It's impossible! You must choose what to comply with and why.
— Sun Jul 12 2009 01:31 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#915:The law, in practice, is more an escape from responsibility than an expression of it.
— Sun Jul 12 2009 01:33 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#918:Do you take this man/woman as your lawfully wedded spouse, to clean up after, to make excuses for, to protect from reality, 'til death...?
— Sun Jul 12 2009 10:40 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1045:Rights are what protects you from the inevitable incompetence of government.
- #law — Sat Aug 01 2009 00:49 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1047:In Oregon and New Jersey, you can't pump your own gas. Attendants have to do it. It's the (stupid) law! AKA "socialism".
— Sat Aug 01 2009 10:55 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1078:Law is written by image-conscious legislators elected by dim-witted voters to address the public hysteria of the moment.
— Thu Aug 06 2009 12:50 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1088:Campbell's Law of Storage: Ones possessions will expand to fill whatever storage space is available. New blog entry: http://bit.ly/N5S3C
— Sat Aug 08 2009 03:11 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1102:California is a case study in dysfunctional democracy. Even the worst legislators are better than the people voting for laws themselves.
— Sun Aug 09 2009 20:33 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1144:The lowest excuse for ones behavior is, "I obeyed the law."
— Fri Aug 14 2009 13:34 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1146:Implied in every law is "may" -- that is, the option not to enforce it. Without this "implied may" our legal system would collapse.
— Fri Aug 14 2009 13:47 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1147:When the law says "shall" where "may" works better, sometimes you got to say, "Fuck it! Let 'em come after me!" and go with "may".
— Fri Aug 14 2009 13:50 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1148:The greatest sickness of prosecutors is to insist that if they CAN do something under the law, they MUST do it. They deny their discretion.
— Fri Aug 14 2009 13:54 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1149:True humanity lies in skirting the law. You don't openly defy it but subtly evade it to reach a morally acceptable conclusion.
— Fri Aug 14 2009 13:56 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1150:In law schools, I would add a required course: "Evasion of Law." It would teach how to skirt the law to achieve the best human outcome.
— Fri Aug 14 2009 14:09 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1154:Flooding the internet with porn is like legalizing drugs. It's still not healthy but it cuts out the criminal middle man.
- #law — Fri Aug 14 2009 15:49 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1155:The most common error in law is confusing "may" and "shall". Just because the law CAN be used for something doesn't MUST it must be.
— Fri Aug 14 2009 16:41 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1185:My assembled wisdom on Law: http://bit.ly/yiJyg (from my Twitter archive)
— Sat Aug 15 2009 22:55 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1294:The spread between law and enforcement -- e.g. between the speed limit and speed of ticketing -- can be called "enforcement gap".
— Wed Aug 26 2009 16:55 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1295:One advantage of entrepreneurs over corporations is greater ability to overlook the rules - to "play the gap" between law and enforcement.
— Wed Aug 26 2009 16:59 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1296:Any study of law is incomplete without an understanding of how it may be subverted. This is why laws that look good often don't work.
— Wed Aug 26 2009 17:03 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1297:Any proposed law must be understood from the perspective of the clever criminal. How will he turn the new law to his own advantage?
— Wed Aug 26 2009 17:10 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1539:The "Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility" says the perceived value of something declines with each add'l unit consumed. http://bit.ly/JuGNc
— Sun Oct 11 2009 13:09 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1543:Just because a law exists doesn't mean it will be enforced. An offense has to cross a threshhold of irritation before anyone bothers.
— Mon Oct 12 2009 11:14 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1544:Crimes are prosecuted only when they cross the bow of law enforcement or when someone has something to gain by prosecution.
— Mon Oct 12 2009 11:18 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1688:A mature attitude toward law is not "I must obey," but "What are the probabilites and global consequences if I don't?"
— Tue Nov 17 2009 14:16 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1711:The ultimate test of any law or public policy is how human behavior actually responds to it -- which no ideology can predict.
— Wed Nov 25 2009 02:32 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1721:An inmate on Nevada's Death Row has hung himself in his cell. That's against the law!
— Wed Nov 25 2009 22:18 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1760:The risk in law, indeed in any form of social intervention, is that people adapt in unexpected ways and the solution becomes the problem.
— Fri Dec 04 2009 11:45 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1792:A "legislature" is a body of popularly elected representatives who gather in the state capital to screw up the law even worse than it is.
— Tue Dec 08 2009 13:31 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1829:It's the law in Utah: At least one family member must be named "Joshua".
— Sat Dec 12 2009 14:31 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1912:Her mother-in-law was supportive through the whole divorce. "He's a jerk," she said.
— Tue Dec 29 2009 13:59 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#1931:Doctors, lawyers, engineers and scientists must be properly trained and certified, but any idiot elected by dunces can tell them what to do.
— Wed Jan 06 2010 00:31 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#2048:Law is an attempt to solve social problems by a system of written rules. The rules, alas, never quite work as intended.
— Fri Jan 22 2010 23:22 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#2049:The crudities of law must often be fine-tuned by conscientious evasion and discreet disobedience.
— Fri Jan 22 2010 23:29 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#2060:The only real solutions to people's prtoblems come from outside the law. Often, the noblest thing the law can do is stand aside.
— Sat Jan 23 2010 14:18 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#2061:The biggest problem of law is that the people who write it are usually detached from it's effects.
— Sat Jan 23 2010 14:22 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#2062:The only real solutions to people's problems come from outside the law. Often, the noblest thing the law can do is stand aside.
— Sat Jan 23 2010 15:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#2072:The biggest problem of law is that the people who write it are usually detached from its effects.
— Sat Jan 23 2010 22:38 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#2163:A lawyer is sworn to uphold the law. He cannot advise you on when and how to break it. You have to figure that out on your own.
— Sun Jan 31 2010 18:57 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#2424:The law is not a precision instrument, like a scalpel. It is more like a sledgehammer, a crude tool insensitive to the circumstances.
— Thu Feb 18 2010 20:25 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#2429:The law is not morality. It is a crude caricature of morality for those who have none.
— Thu Feb 18 2010 23:44 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#2461:On my bucket list: Become a personal injury lawyer and portray myself on billboards and TV ads as a 30-foot giant protecting the little guy.
— Sun Feb 21 2010 14:34 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#2463:"Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law." —Kant. Wrong! Your situation is unique, not universal.
— Sun Feb 21 2010 22:10 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#2515:Benford's Law: In any set of numbers from the real world, numbers beginning with digits 1 or 2 are far more likely than 8 or 9. Weird!
— Thu Feb 25 2010 05:33 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#2602:The irony of law enforcement is that it needs crime to justify its existence. It will scare the public to protect its budget.
— Mon Mar 01 2010 16:07 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#2878:To those who already have a conscience, law is more an obstruction of morality than an expression of it.
— Tue Mar 30 2010 09:29 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#3034:"Violators Will Be Prosecuted To The Fullest Extent Of The Law" is an empty threat. Justice would be overloaded and come to a halt!
— Thu May 20 2010 11:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#3076:Doctor, lawyer, engineer, scientist, pilot — prestigious positions or stupid factory work? If you like being a small cog in a big machine...
— Sat May 29 2010 10:02 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#3382:The law is a blunt instrument, like a sledgehammer not a scalpel. It changes things, but there's always collateral damage.
— Mon Jul 19 2010 07:18 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#3383:Lawmaking is a neverending arms race against the pernicious effects of previous laws.
— Mon Jul 19 2010 07:23 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#3384:The law doesn't really solve problems, merely redistributes them. Only human judgment, rooted in the moment, can solve problems.
— Mon Jul 19 2010 07:29 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#3385:Criminal law, like a slaughterhouse, eventually poisons the souls of everyone working there.
— Mon Jul 19 2010 07:36 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#3646:Obeying the law isn't a matter of "yes" or "no" but to what extent and under which circumstances. It's a moral calculation like any other.
— Sun Aug 29 2010 01:20 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#3683:Technology, law and medicine offer false promises. They do not improve life on Earth because each advance carries a hidden cost.
— Wed Sep 01 2010 01:19 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#3694:Have you been injured? Unfairly fired? Call our law firm. We'll help you get the maximum settlement. So you can gamble it away.
— Thu Sep 02 2010 16:18 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#3733:The law is not morality, only a crude caricature of it. Some of history's worst atrocities were committed by people "just obeying the law."
— Tue Sep 07 2010 21:21 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#3734:Law is not something perfect and pure handed down by God. It is a flawed set of rules... (One of my better essays:) http://j.mp/akktLV
— Tue Sep 07 2010 21:26 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#3753:Government provides only half the regulation that controls our lies. The other half comes from risk of lawsuit. Both can be oppressive.
— Thu Sep 09 2010 20:10 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#3754:Every new law is a small death of freedom.
— Thu Sep 09 2010 20:34 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#3755:No society would be able to function if citizens weren't able to quietly evade the law to get things done.
— Thu Sep 09 2010 20:39 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#3756:Lawmaking is a never-ending arms race against the destructive effects of previous laws.
— Thu Sep 09 2010 20:45 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar

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