Re: [CDV700CLUB] Old Sears smoke alarm
- --- In CDV700CLUB@yahoogroups.com, "Jack Herron" <jackherron@c...>
> In a jocular mood, I don't ever recall a law which explains WHY itis there.
In the bills at least of some laws, the legislature sometimes
tries to justify what its about to do. This motivational
prose may not make it into law but sometimes it does,
and I imagine could be used by jurists to decide the actual
meaning of the actual law. Sometimes the motivational
text is overt placation of certain points of view.
> I too am a libertarian, although voting libertarian is an exercisein stupidity.
I generally meant mine as a vote of support for the party.
While I'm a registered Lib, I actually meant libertarian (small L)
in the general moral sense. To give a background for my
aversion to victimless crime laws. Using some chems the
wrong way isn't really victimless was my point.
The first amendment prohibits *compelled* speech as much
as *banned* speech, but I'm OK with requiring chem
warnings on obvious things (bleach, pharmaceuticals, etc.)
I do acknowledge that I have never seen a posted sign that
explained why the regulation was in place. OTOH a cop
can give you a speeding ticket for going under the limit
if the conditions were unsafe (fog, ice) and there's a bit
of explanation, physical even, for that.