Why Vices Cannot Be A Crime
February 4, 2010 6:35pm CST
Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property, in which crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another. Why does this even matter, well thank you for asking. As long as a vice can be charged as a crime then no one has the right to his or her own body, life, and property. If any action that does not hurt any one else could be categorized as a crime then every action could could be categorized as a crime.
5 Feb 10
anyway to clarify my own point - generally damaging yourself with bad habits should not be a crime i think. damaging others/putting them at risk - should be. i do agree that there are certain habits you should be extremely careful with because they affect your judgement. this perhaps should be another discussion though.