Can you abolish the freedom to disobey or disagree to put an end to crime?

by DavidChristopher 2 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • DavidChristopher

    Is it possible to put a stop to crime, yet allow people the freedom to choose to commit one if they choose.

    Or do we scare them with threats to the point they abandon and are willing to throw away that freedom, and abolish everyone elses for "safety".

    Is "freedom" and "safety" fighting a war? Are they opposites? Is it ever possible to have both?

  • IP_SEC

    You can abolish freedom. It wouild not put an end to crime. It is one of the most disagreeable things I can think of personally.

  • Narkissos

    What do you mean by "freedom to disobey"? Making the "forbidden" impossible?

    Not an easy thing to do, but perhaps the only possible response of society when it is threatened by individuals who are no longer afraid of dying.

    The relationship between freedom and safety is complex. Perhaps there are two types of freedom, a domestic one which needs safety, a wild one which is destroyed for the sake of safety. Kill the wolves' to save the dogs'.

    Suppress the wild fringe and the civilised world will choke in its safety. Or perhaps the wild will ever come back, from inside. The wolf's spirit in the dog.

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