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  •  I think that's right. (0+ / 0-)

    There comes a point where it is unnecessary to make rules to cover situations that don't actually happen, or happen so rarely as to be no real concern.

    Yesterday, my wife was asking me if it were possible, in the UK, to conceal the birth of a child right through it's first 10 years.

    She wanted to know if "anyone would come looking" when it should have started school, etc.

    I figured that this probably WAS possible, but so extreme a circumstance that it just didn't happen, or if it did, it was so rare that introducing beaurocratic systems to prevent it was just not worth it.

    When we make laws we need to consider not just the good it "might" do, but the real damage, cost and inconvenience it predictably WILL do.

    We do not forgive our candidates their humanity, therefore we compel them to appear inhuman

    by twigg on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 10:16:29 AM PST

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    •  Remember that fellow a year or so ago in Austria (0+ / 0-)

      who had his daughter and the children he made with her all imprisoned in his basement, a great surprise to his neighbors when they were all discovered.

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