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I'm Brendan Loy, a 26-year-old graduate of USC and Notre Dame now living and working in Knoxville, Tennessee. My wife Becky and I are brand-new parents of a beautiful baby girl, born on New Year's Eve.

I'm a big-time sports fan, a politics, media & law junkie, an astronomy buff, a weather nerd, an Apple aficionado, a Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter fanatic, and an all-around dork. My blog is best-known for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina, but I blog about anything and everything that interests me.

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Quote of the day

"I oppose prosecution of pretty much all victimless crimes. As with socialism, I respect much of what social conservatism tries to accomplish, but disagree with the means. A government can't plan a society's moral development any better than its economic development; the cost to our freedom, the pain of enforcement, and the unintended consequences outweigh the dubious benefit derived from forbidding consensual transactions between adults. Society functions most efficiently when individuals are essentially sovereign in their liberty, allowed to do whatever they like so long as they do no others harm. Sometimes those efficiencies are cruel, and expose the least attractive aspects of the human psyche, but the monopoly on force the state enjoys is a cudgel, not a scalpel, and is poorly suited to performing brain surgery." --Dave Price. (Hat tip: Glenn, again.)

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Those are really nice thoughts when you're on the top of the pile, but the people on the bottom getting squished and shit on might think a little bit differently about the liberty of the people above them to exercise unregulated control, evils of the human psyche unrestrained.

I agree with him. Problem is, show me a crime that is truely victimless, that has no adverse effect on society or any individual with society.

The victimless crimes are not victimless

So then, you don't actually agree with him.

Becky, I think you misunderstood. Although he makes an analogy to economic policy, that's not what the quote is about. It's about social policy, as indicated where he introduces his remarks "I respect much of what social conservatism tries to accomplish, but disagree with the means." So he's talking about things like regulation of the bedroom and so forth. In which case, talking about "people on the bottom" isn't very relevant... well, maybe it is, in the case of sodomy laws, but that's a whole different definition of "bottom," tee hee.

"Everyone back on the pile!!!" --Kyle

"I agree with him. Problem is, show me a crime that is truely victimless, that has no adverse effect on society or any individual with society."

Jaywalking on an deserted street.

David K - you got me.

However, here is jaywalking stil a crime. In many jurisdictions, it has been decrimialized [much like speeding] and even then it is rarely,if ever, enforced.

Thus, while you are correct [I guess], you are not relevant.

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