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What are your thoughts about banning?

Asked by Frenchfry (7569points) August 3rd, 2010

Banning books, soda, cigarettes, anything.. Is there something that should be banned? and something things that shouldn’t? Or should it never happen.

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I am against banning books and information. I am against banning drugs and abortion and prostitution as doing so doesn’t actually achieve removal of and only instigates unsafe conditions and economic disparities.

Fly's avatar

I third that.

CMaz's avatar

Yes, ban banning.

If it feels good and does not hurt anyone. What the hell.

While we are at it. Lobotomies for everyone.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@ChazMaz don’t you worry, lots of people have that anyway

Cruiser's avatar

Dumbass political statements that have no basis in truth or reality should be banned and penalties should be harsh and swift.

tranquilsea's avatar

@Cruiser as long as I get to decide what constitutes a dumb ass statement ;-)

Blackberry's avatar

People that try to ban things should be banned.

Cruiser's avatar

@tranquilsea The gavel and bullwhip are all yours! ;)

tranquilsea's avatar

@Cruiser TY I’ll use it judiciously.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Add another to @Simone_De_Beauvoir s conga line. Banning things creates artificial criminals and promotes disrespect for the law. The only things that should be banned from possession are substances which, in and of themselves, are an imminent physical threat; such as Plutonium, nerve agent or large quantities of unstable explosives. Community moral standards and personal health are not sufficient reason to ban possession of any object.

Dewey420's avatar

I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest WAR be banned..and since most Wars are holy wars.. Ban God too..there a nice peacefull godless world.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Dewey420 It’s been tried; Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928. Didn’t work.

boffin's avatar

…thoughts about banning?

Works in Boston…
Everything gets banned there…

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Anytime I hear of someone wanting to ban something, my bullshit detector starts screaming.

Frenchfry's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land hahaha Bullshit detector. I love it.

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