“It is not legitimate, for government to involve itself in things that a person voluntarily does to him or herself, or that people choose to do to each other by mutual consent, when nobody else in harmed.” John Stuart Mill, father of liberalism.
When it becomes common for persons of good character to to willingly and knowingly conduct themselves in violation of a law, which is widely seen to be unwarranted or unjust or unfair, this should cause those who enact our laws and who are tasked with enforcing or upholding the law to give serious consideration to the repeal or amendment of that law to bring it into accord with modern social values. Judge J Challenger 2/12/2014 as she dismissed a 144 plant grow.
- Use one of the quotes as your basis for what you want to say about the legal and constitutional right of people to:
" Lord Edmund-Davis in Morris v Beardmore stated: “If the courts of common law do not uphold the rights of individuals by granting effective remedies, they invite anarchy, for nothing breeds social disorder as quickly as the sense of injustice which is apt to be generated by the unlawful invasion of a person’s rights, particularly when the invader is a government official.”
- THIS APPLIES WORLDWIDE:
According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948:
"Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and ** medical care** and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control" (Article 25, Paragraph 1).