Remember when a law was a law and law-abiding people obeyed the laws of the land? Maybe you don’t remember this. Maybe you were born after people started disregarding the laws in droves.
I just saw a news report saying ‘they’ were going to start promoting the new Healthcare Law. Why would we have to spend money promoting a law?
This got me to thinking. Why did we have to spend money on highway signs telling us to buckle up? Isn’t it a law? Shouldn’t we just obey the law? It’s not a bad law, after all.
Why do we spend money on campaigns telling people not to drink and drive? Why not save the money, hire more patrolmen and arrest drunk drivers and thoroughly prosecute offenders? Wouldn’t that be a better use of money.
Oh, but wait, the policemen we do have, blow by me on the highway at about 15 miles over the speed limit. I don’t really think they are all going to a silent alarm.
Why did Texas have to spend money on a ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ anti-littering campaign when it is against the law to litter? I can tell the campaign isn’t working. Every back road is full of beer bottles and drink cups.
Law breakers respond to one thing. . . legal deterrents. And these are not fool proof because people are sometimes foolish.
God gave us laws initially. There were laws like the ten commandments and others and breaking those laws had consequences that God did not waiver in implementation. We still have the law of love of the New Testament and if you love yourself and/or others, you will stop breaking laws. You will stop risking our lives and yours by drinking and driving, speeding. You will stop hurting the earth that God created and you will stop littering. In short, obey laws. It’s a good habit to form. It’s a wonderful habit to teach your children.
I can guarantee this. . . even if the law makers don’t mete out discipline for breaking the law, the abhorrent behavior will be dealt with one day. You can’t trash your own life and not smell the stench. And. . . God is watching.