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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 12:45 PM
Response to Reply #39
41. It's the Achilles Heel of victim-less crime.
Edited on Wed Jan-12-05 12:48 PM by TahitiNut
Ordinary understanding of 'crime' is the (extreme) infringement on the rights and /or entitlements of another person: i.e. a 'harm.'. That person, then, is the source of a complaint and facilitator of evidence production.

What we see here is (1) sexual relations between consenting adults, and (2) the victim-less 'crime' of drug abuse. Only under a parental (control-obsessed) view of 'government' are such behaviors deemed criminal.

It (again) brings up the question: How much harm can there be from a specific act if it requires real-time intrusion and surveillance to even ascertain whether a 'crime' has been committed?

This was what I found astonishing about cable TV service claims way back when. The cable TV company asserted a 'right' to a separate fee for each and every device connected ... even though they could not determine how many devices were connected unless they actually came into my home and investigated. How extreme does artificially entitled capitalism get when the provider of a 'service' can't even tell when they're providing a 'service'? (I'd love to get paid for providing a 'service' if doing so required so little effort that I couldn't even tell I was doing it. Not.)
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