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Re: Smoking and Law

Poster: David KUIJT <kuijt@umiacs.umd.edu>

> > If we are trying to purify Kingdom Law so that all our laws are enforced,
> > maybe we should start with more important laws than ones about smoking.
> > Rhino-hiding, for example.  Embezzling funds.  Any of a number of areas
> > where the SCA frankly has no good way of enforcing our laws.
> But there are two big differences between smoking on the list field
> during crown tournament and embezzling funds: no one thinks enbezzling
> funds is a good idea, and it's against mundane law. On the other hand,
> if you took a public opinion poll, you would probably find that
> smoking on the list field during crown tournament has a lot more
> support.

Maybe so, but you only gave one reason for suggesting that we abandon
the smoking law: that we often fail to enforce it.  There are lots of
laws that we fail to enforce; failed enforcement is insufficient 

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