Comment: "Ignorance of the law is no excuse."

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"Ignorance of the law is no excuse."

The “ignorance is no excuse” maxim is fundamental to our current legal system. It's the basic axiom underlying all government rules and regulations. Without the “ignorance is no excuse” maxim, every time government passed a new law they’d also have to provide means by which all of the people were educated to know and understand each new law before they could be subjected to it. If knowledge of the law was not presumed, the education requirements would make the passage of new laws virtually impossible.

In fact, if the “ignorance is no excuse” maxim were ever rejected, 90% or more of what currently passes for government would probably disappear.

Wouldn't that be cool?

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose