laws and orders

by Ironwood @, Monday, April 06, 2020, 16:36 (167 days ago) @ Ironwood

Isn’t it funny that when you ignore the beach closure or walk your dog on same beach you’re a freedom fighter but if your bar is open you’re a scofflaw? Right and wrong in Mexico seems to be pretty fluid. And before you start, I’m a dog owner and I don’t like being stuck at home either, but I am of the opinion that you can’t pick and choose which laws are applicable to the individual.

This isn't so much a law folks are violating by being out and about but a suggestion to do the right thing and help keep everyone well so our inadequate hospitals don't have a worse burden placed upon them with hundreds of sick people showing up for whom no local hospital can adequately care. The police aren't going to arrest anyone, but unfortunately even the folks who fish from the shore for their daily sustenance have been asked to leave. I think that one needs to be rethought.

I'm still receiving e-mails from people around the country and abroad asking if our beaches are closed because they want to come here to vacation. I have to resort to meditation so that I can reply in a proper manner. Man, do I wish Sopers were still a thing. (raise your hand if you remember what those were)

Philip Soper's "A Theory of Law"?

Aaah: Methaqualone is a sedative and hypnotic medication. It was sold under the brand names Quaalude and Sopor among others, and sold as a combination drug under the brand name Mandrax which contained 250mg methaqualone and 25mg diphenhydramine within the same tablet. Commercial production of methaqualone was halted due to widespread abuse, among other things. It is a member of the quinazolinone class.

(I read a little of Soper's theory....and it's certainly relevant in discussions of current advisories or directives re physical distancing, stay-at-home, beach closures, etc.)

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