Sat 25 Sep, 2021 04:18 am
Legal. By definition, this one word means allowed, approved, according to the law. Everyone knows what is meant by that. Everyone knows whether it is the alcohol that you can buy at the age of 16 (I'm talking about many countries in Europe, but also just beer and wine) in the supermarket, or whether it is driving a car that in some countries is only from the age of 18 legal. Many things are legal and, of course, many are illegal in return. But does that always make sense? It appeals to us to try out illegal things a lot more precisely because they are illegal. So wouldn't it be much smarter to make some things legal to prevent them from being made illegal? What do you think of that?
It's the difference between ethics and jurisprudence.
G Gordon Liddy talks about it in debates with Timothy Leary.