Laws and Human Nature

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY OCTOBER 9, 2017

         WOULDN’T IT BE NICE IF WE COULD PASS A LAW THAT CONTROLS ALL BAD HUMAN BEHAVIOR, NOT ONLY TO THE BENEFIT OF AN INDIVIDUAL, BUT TO SOCIETY? SPEED LIMIT LAWS ARE BROKEN WITH REGULARITY. PEOPLE JAY WALK AND VIOLATE THE TIME ON PARKING METERS. THESE ARE SMALL INFRACTIONS.

         ON A MORE SERIOUS LEVEL, BURGLARS VIOLATE LAWS AGAINST BREAKING AND ENTERING AND WHITE COLLAR CRIMINALS BREAK LAWS DEALING WITH STOCKS AND MONEY.        

HUMAN NATURE IS BEST CONTROLLED FROM WITHIN BY A CHANGED LIFE AND A CHANGED LIFE COMES WHEN ONE IS BORN AGAIN BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD. EVEN THEN, SOMETIMES HUMAN NATURE INTRUDES, AS THE APOSTLE PAUL WROTE.

         WHICH BRINGS ME TO GUN CONTROL LAWS, A MISNOMER IS EVER THERE WAS ONE. IT ISN’T ABOUT CONTROLLING GUNS, WHICH ARE OBJECTS THAT CAN BE USED FOR GOOD OR EVIL; RATHER, IT’S ABOUT CONTROLLING HUMAN BEHAVIOR WITH GUNS. NO LAW CAN PREVENT SOMEONE BENT ON OBTAINING GUNS TO KILL OTHERS FROM DOING SO. IT MAY MAKE SOME POLITICIANS FEEL GOOD TO PASS MORE LAWS, BUT THEY MIGHT AS WELL PASS A LAW TO OUTLAW HURRICANES, OR LUST, OR STUDPIDITY. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.