If you could create one law, what would it be?

@riyasam (16570)
India
December 23, 2008 9:52am CST
mine would be to put in jail with no parole ever, if a government elected official took a bribe or payment for favorable treatment.
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@dpk262006 (56756)
• Delhi, India
24 Dec 08
Yes, I agree with you, the one who indulges in corruption, should be punished strictly, so that others could take a lesson from him.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
24 Dec 08
spiritualism to believe in existence of god who is watching our each and every action and we have to bear the consequence of had actions may help in combating corruption.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
23 Dec 08
I think would like to have a law of words, no bad words allowed, if one does do it his/her tonge should be cut off so that he/she may never talk again. One of the reason that we cannot attain world peace for we always say bad things to each and everyone, that can hurt others and lead to trouble. Harsh word is like a sword that can hurt you deeply and sometimes make you crazy.
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• United States
23 Dec 08
Haven't you ever heard the saying "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me"? I think that law is a bit too harsh. Thank God we have freedom of speech, and nobody can take that away from us.
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@brian_s (570)
• United States
23 Dec 08
I think that is a very scary idea. I appreciate your concern for kindness, but to allow a group of bureaucrats to determine what kind of speech is appropriate is bound to be a bad thing. That means the government has the right to determine right and wrong, and what happens when what we believe is right get mad wrong by the government. That is only one step away from the government making it illegal to say anything critical about the government itself. And I know of no good government which has ever held a law restricting the freedom to criticize the government when it is wrong. There are plenty of terrible and oppressive governments that have done so. So while I wish people would use nice speech, I think this is not a job for the government, but rather for people naturally interacting with each other for the betterment of treatment of each other.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
23 Dec 08
@ katsmeow1213, Yes this is too harsh to everyone so they must be very careful in uttering words. Just like here in mylot, have you notice that mostly people here are nice for bad words are not allowed. That saying is my first time to hear it but i dont believe in that for what you heard will always put in your mind and can make impact in your life positively or negativity, just like what riyasam said. @ brian_s, Well we can always say bad thing in positive way and in a nice way that will not hurt others feelings. If everybody is good and you are the only one doing the bad things, i think you will be change and make good instead. I still believe that someone is watching in everything that we do either good and bad and their is always a result in it, if not today maybe later.
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
23 Jan 09
symbol of justice - a gavel
If there is one law I would like to create, it would be a law against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. So that Filipinos will be protected away from her. I mean, if she would be seated again, I would see to it that she will be imprison for life because of the corruption she has done to the country.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
28 Jan 09
thanks for the response.
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
12 Jan 09
LAW that wouldn't allow anyone, irrespective of their stature, status, riches and influence to get away with the crime they do. That means a LAW over and above all laws that we have. we have a great judiciary system and The laws are well defined and quite apt. I just wish there would have been a sound executionary system to ensure that. great post!
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
12 Jan 09
you are very right in saying that.the crooks try to find out some loopholes and escape by influence and money.
@biggerb (2028)
• India
10 Jan 09
This indeed is a very interesting discussion.I would like to put these politicians behind bars,who are elected by the people but who do nothing for the people who enjoy their status and power and and concerned in accumulating wealth for themselves.These selfish politicians should be punished severely.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
10 Jan 09
thanks for your response.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
24 Dec 08
hello Riyasam,how are you well i have to think about this i would say if a person hurt a child to put them under the jail.and people whp steal from others i feel the punshiment is not harsh enough are they would stop stealing if they got 20 year for a pack gum will put a halt in stealing the more they steal the more time they get.thanks what i think should happen.as it is if you steal a pack of gum it,s only seven years and we have repeat offenders.you have a happy and merry christmas
@riyasam (16570)
• India
24 Dec 08
merry christmas to you too.
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
24 Dec 08
I would lock all pedophiles and child molesters and crime committed on young children locked up for the rest of their lifes.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
24 Dec 08
merry christmas
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
23 Dec 08
mine would be to shoot all child molesters, no trial, no chance of them getting out of it.yours was a good one to. merry christmas.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
24 Dec 08
merry christmas to you too.
• United States
23 Dec 08
My idea of a great law, which covers a lot of what's been in other posts on this issue, would be that nobody can ever be dishonest! That includes politicians, of course, but if we were able to get the dishonesty out of our lives entirely, nobody would be ripped off or taken advantage of. Now THAT's a law I could get behind!
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
24 Dec 08
thanks for your comment.
@brian_s (570)
• United States
23 Dec 08
I want a law that restricts government growth. I would love if a law would be mad that would restrict the government budget increases to the rate of inflation, meaning that they could never again just add government programs and tax us to get the money. I would also like to see a law that prohibits government from ever going into deeper debt, ever, meaning that they couldn't spend a penny more than they are getting in tax revenue. Ideally I want to see government shrink in every aspect. Big government means oppression. The more control the government has over the daily lives of its citizens the more terrible and oppressive and anti-freedom the government is. I would really like to see the amendment allowing a personal income tax be repealed. I don't think that the government should have the right to force us to work for them for half the year (that is basically what the income tax is).
@riyasam (16570)
• India
23 Dec 08
...I wish i can see what is being done with all the money i pay for taxes, that would be great if we could do that
@savypat (20245)
• United States
23 Dec 08
Sorry I don't think there is room and I sure don't want to support them for the rest of their lives. Let's just shoot them and get it over with. Maybe we could be more clever and create a punishment that made them have to live with the results of their crime. If they approve pork spending let them have to work with the poor who lost out on financial help and live under the same conditions. I'm sure you can think of more punishments
@riyasam (16570)
• India
23 Dec 08
• India
23 Dec 08
What is the point in punishing a personwho is already punished? Governemnt pays their employees so little that it is a wonder how they are working on that pay. If i were asked to make one law, i would make a law to carry out investigation against terrorists, rapists and murderers within 72 hours and hang them if foudn guilty. Such people have no right to be kept alive.
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