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  •  Laws become regulations if they aren't enforced (1+ / 0-)
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    then they get deregulated and become blue laws, or laws which are still on the books, but sort of a joke, then they become norms and mores and then institutionalized morality and prejudices

    Live Free or Die (-8.88 -9.49) IMPEACH THEN TRY FOR WAR CRIMES

    by rktect on Wed Jan 31, 2007 at 12:25:32 PM PST

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    •  now I'm really puzzled (1+ / 0-)
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      so what do you call one of those regulations issued by, say, the FDA or the Agriculture department?  And what would happen if somebody were to willingly disregard them and was caught? Is that not akin to a law? And how is it different, other than how it was created?

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