Why outlaw things you don't like?

@MH4444 (2161)
United States
August 10, 2008 4:26pm CST
I see this all of the time: somebody really dislikes something. They feel that it must be outlawed so that nobody else can do that. But why? Why would you want another person to be forced to not be able to do something, just because you do not like it? To me, that's just a person that has issues-serious ones. Control issues primarily. What do you think and why?
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
10 Aug 08
I think you are right.....we all have things we don't like to do so why would it bother anyone if someone else did it to the point of trying to outlaw it? I don't like drinking but I don't call for prohibition! I try to eat right...but don't call for Mc Donald's to shut down! Sometimes I think they use it for a way to bring attention to them selves....and for control!
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• United States
10 Aug 08
Why do some people think they know what's best for everyone else? They don't. If everything somebody doesn't like is outlawed, we'll all have to stop living, because we won't be able to do anything at all. Some responses mention the need to keep order. How disorderly are we humans? Most of us remain peaceful and orderly, no matter what others might think or do. Who's going to play God and decide what's OK and what isn't? If someone does, where do they get the right to do so? I prefer to change the station if I don't like something on radio or TV. Don't attend movies that are offensive to you. Don't read anything that upsets you or negatively impacts your life. Avoid people who aren't as you'd like them to be. It's not necessary for anyone to decide what others should do!
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
10 Aug 08
The way we used to live was cool. then all the laws can't go to the park after 10:00pm. I mean it's dangerous no matter what or where. If you want to it is on you. They cat like our parent's and I'm way to old for that. Can't walk on freeway. OK ther is a point to that but if your way in the grass. should be ok as they take up all the good way's to go. We used to mind our own homes and not what other people did. Now it's no you can't do that you will hurt your self or I don't like it so no. I agree with you. They do have issues. I hate to say it however it's older ladies. And Men that do alot of it. Lawn darts I loved them. Now you cna't buy them because somebody hit somebody with them. Well, hey don't do that. The only reason we still have fire is we need it other wise they would out law that. what do you think?
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
10 Aug 08
There is only so much stupidity one can realisticly regulate. We can't save every stupid person from them self, nor can we save everyone from every stupid person. We cannot see every potential natural disaster, nor can we forsee every thing that a human is capable of doing. A truly free society can only live under so much regulation before it is no longer a free society.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
10 Aug 08
What things are you talking about that you do not like to be outlawed, but are now? I can see certain things like cell phones in the cars, if they are not on speaker or hands free, you really should not be talking on them so their use should be limited. Then there is the case of pit bulls, they really should be kept chained up in the back yard and the gate locked and there be an invisible wire fence because they might assume a child is threatening their owner by just walking by and tear his arm off. But I have no idea about what was outlawed --not being able to wear perfume or have nuts in certain places? I can understand the perfume part, but unless the nuts are rotten and the smell goes all over, why ban nuts entirely in a place? If you have nuts, seal them tightly and make sure that the allergic kid does not get them. Oh and I love perfume, it is just that some people are extremely allergic to the chemical based perfumes. It was all right when they were produced by natural sources, but those blasted--- So it depends on what you consider unfair.
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@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
10 Aug 08
There are somethings in this world that is not right for everyone. Everything should have limit in order to have order. If you allow everyone to do the things they want or like, it will be chaotic.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Well, I give you two examples and try to explain them. There are ppl that don't believe in God and therefore don't want prayer being done in public or in schools. I believe that it should be each persons choice whether they want to pray or not and if a school wants a morning prayer than those that don't believe don't have to join in. At the same time, I don't agree with gay marriage. The main reason they want to be married is to be entitled to benefits that they aren't entitled to. If they want to live together, fine. If they want a civil union (like a marriage but without the legal benefits), fine. But they shouldn't be allowed to get married just to get something that they aren't supposed to get in the first place. I think that there are situations where things need to be banned or outlawed but there are others where they don't need to be. The goal is to find the middle ground. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@valeria1 (2723)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I think the person trying to make the other wrong is just looking for some kind of affinity to make them right! It is just so they can say see? I am right! It is all bull!
• India
11 Aug 08
people usually outlaw somethings which they don't like is just because they do not have tolerance to accept it