On Smuggling and Law

by Don Boudreaux on May 3, 2008

in Law, Nanny State, Regulation

My colleague Walter Williams offers great good sense here.

When legislation is harmful — such as when it attempts to restrict the carrying out of peaceful exchange among consenting adults — it is widely disrespected.  One of the many unfortunate consequences of harmful legislation is that the disrespect it engenders risks becoming disrespect for law.  Legislation is not at all synonymous with law.


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