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Simon11 Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 7:07 AM
Victor, You are confused by the attempt to control culture by law. Of course the laws will conflict.
Alex_P Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 2:41 PM
Huh?
Where exactly did Hanson said any word about controlling culture with laws?
Vic156 Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 8:05 AM
When laws conflict there are too many laws. When there are too many laws the net result is tyranny.
Tommy_Maq Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 8:45 AM
Well put. It's long been know that bad laws create a bad society.
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