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Debate Score:11
Arguments:13
Total Votes:14
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If there's a law on the books that's NEVER enforced, is it really a law?


No

Side Score: 3
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Yes

Side Score: 8
1 point

Laws are primarily statements of consequences for certain acts. If there are no true consequences, then it isn’t a true law. But it is still a technical law. Laws that remain unenforced are dangerous to good public order and justice, because they can be enforced on a whim or for political reasons. Unenforced laws should be removed from the books as soon as is practicable.

Side: No
1 point

If there's a law on the books that's NEVER enforced, is it really a law?

If it's never been enforced, it's still the law, but needs an effort to be changed by Congress and/or the President.

Side: Yes
excon(14603) Disputed
0 points

If it's never been enforced, it's still the law, but needs an effort to be changed by Congress and/or the President.

Hello bront:

It's NOT a law.. Laws are enforced.. If it's NOT enforced, it's just some meaningless words written down in a book..

It's truly NOT a law because if they EVER try to enforce it, it would be because of SELECTIVE enforcement, and that's illegal too.. It WILL be struck down in court.. That'll save congress from doing it..

excon

Side: No
Bronto(2003) Disputed
1 point

It's NOT a law..

It is a law. It was voted on.

Laws are enforced..

Not always. Jaywalking and speeding laws seem to be enforced rather selectively.

If it's NOT enforced, it's just some meaningless words written down in a book..

Pretty much true, but not always true.

It's truly NOT a law because if they EVER try to enforce it, it would be because of SELECTIVE enforcement

Kind of like mafia style foundations worth billions run by former Presidents? Or Presidents using the NSA to spy on Americans and reporters? Or destroying servers with hammers that the FBI subpoened? Ahem...

and that's illegal too..

Citation needed.

it WILL be struck down in court.. That'll save congress from doing it..

Citation needed.

Side: Yes
outlaw60(15500) Disputed
1 point

If there's a law on the books that's NEVER enforced, is it really a law?

What the fuck are you talking about you BRAIN DEAD IDIOT ?????????

Side: Yes
outlaw60(15500) Disputed
1 point

SUPER STUPID your 50 years of doing dope have COOKED YOUR BRAIN !!!!!!!!!!

Side: Yes
outlaw60(15500) Disputed
1 point

Seems that the CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLAR of the Internet is not well versed in it's IGNORANCE !!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: Yes
1 point

If there's a law on the books that's NEVER enforced, is it really a law?

The above has to be the most IGNORANT statement that was ever made by a BRAIN DEAD IDIOT !!!!!!!!!!

Side: Yes
-1 points

Sure. You can try to enforce it any time you like. Doesn't mean you'll be successful, obviously. Within the borders of Maine, I have jumped out of an airplane, had premarital sex, and gone to church without a shotgun. All of which is against the law, but good luck convicting me in front of a jury of my peers.

Side: Yes