Me as a person wearing tights…just not an aesthetically pleasing thought.
“All are dangerous seems to be an over statement.”
Not the least bit. They may be well written, reasonable and properly applied…but they might not. Thus, they are inherently dangerous, just as electricity and fire are…even if also useful.
True. Burglars may not be violent but they may destroy things others spent a lifetime building or buying. Arsonists may not be particularly violent, never intentionally torching an inhabited dwelling. Bank frauds may not be violent even as they steal the life savings of millions or funding intended for hospitals or research to cure diseases which kill millions.
That doesn’t automatically mean they should be free to continue to steal or destroy.
" What is dangerous is prison and that needs to change."
The main danger about prison is the inmates and if you could change them to not be dangerous, you wouldn’t even need prisons or jails.
“Impartial juries the weakest link”
They are the best hope since they can refuse to convict if doing so strikes any of them as unjust.
That is one way.
No, I mean on me.
Nope. All are dangerous. They may be ill considered and they give people power over each others. They may be selectively applied. They create temptation to bribe enforcers and to seek bribes from those in violation, thus corrupting the system. Even good ones can divert manpower from more important ones.
Thus, it is good we insist on the right to impartial juries — even if they may be rare.
Some folks have discovered they could reforest some deserts simply by replanting trees they had killed off, including any seedlings which came up. Much of that was caused by need for fuel and not wanting to go great distances to get it.
I enjoyed reading where folks set up parabolic shaped pits, lined with cow dung (a common building material in much of Africa) and then lining the parabola with aluminum foil or aluminized mylar. The focus wasn’t perfect but did produce an area hot enough to cook food.
This freed up several hours of gathering cooking fuel for the women of the villages, allowing them to do other things and reducing the desire to pull up every sprig or twig which popped up.
I don’t know if anyone still does it, though.
Moo dat…er, uh I mean true that.
All laws are dangerous. Only lawlessness is sometimes more dangerous.
See? I did it AGAIN.
“I am simply pointing out that both David and I are very specifically discussing the topic of voting rights for incarcerated felons.”
Haven’t done it in decades but a few times I was in chat rooms with 6 or more discussions going on simultaneously. I didn’t block anyone’s comments and took part in all discussions, often making comments crafted to respond appropriately to three threads at once. It freaked a few of them out.
That was fun.