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[Rulebreaking] The Death of Discretion and Prudence

Posted by Lex Fear on March 9, 2006

“Do people exist for rules, or do rules exist for people?”

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Do people exist for rules, or do rules exist for people? A question posed to me by a friend this weekend during a casual, off-record church politics (‘bollotics’) discussion.

An article published in the Metro the other day seemed to fit perfectly to this question. I believe it describes a perfect example of the kind of culture we are living in. It is not purely legalistic, however it teaches that rules and laws exist to be obeyed and that questioning the rules and laws is wrong. What it does not do, is give an explanation of why the rule or law exists, or why it is wrong to break it.

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