It is so unfortunate to be faced with the truth of our aging American democracy - we have been making new laws willy-nilly for years & years & years -- and the law books fill up our university libraries, and our law offices - but they only add to the confusion that we all share.

Ultimately, we have to start cleaning out all the redundancies in our laws to get some clarity and peace. But we also have to recognize that we cannot make codified exceptions for every citizen who might have an eccentric desire let his/her "freak flag fly"!

Ultimately, we need to remember our great-grandmother's aphorism and use it judiciously and often! "Live and Let Live!" And for those who don't want to "do it your way," we need patience and understanding. It would help us immensely to think before we leap, as well. If you don't want an unwanted baby in your life, then you must use precautions, or you must abstain from doing things that make babies happen.

If you don't want to find yourself in a situation where you are likely to get beaten within an inch of your life (because you are homosexual, or fat, or old, or crippled, or colored) then you should take precautions when leaving your home, stay away from places where bigots gather, and carry a big stick (or a head cover) to hide your "flaws".

We all know where those places are... who those people are.... and if we don't, there are news articles, Internet Cafes, Information Forums, endless sources of information to keep us informed and to avoid encounters with the Devil.

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