Is there ever a good excuse to do something illegal?

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  1. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 6 years ago

    Is there ever a good excuse to do something illegal?

    Such as stealing food for your family, stealing something so you can pay a bill, smoking marijuana because it's natural, is there ever a good excuse to commit a crime?

  2. steve32506 profile image60
    steve32506posted 6 years ago

    I guess it depends on the crime and the excuse. I wouldn't say there isn't, but I would have to exhaust all possible legal avenues first. On the other hand if someone were to do harm to my child I may very likely feel compelled to take the law into my own hands.

  3. Ramsa1 profile image60
    Ramsa1posted 6 years ago

    Yes. If the law is unjust or evil. Decent people broke the law under the Nazis to save lives.

  4. maxoxam41 profile image73
    maxoxam41posted 6 years ago

    I don't see in what way people who steal food to survive is wrong, or smoking marijuana (direct competitor to the supremacy of tobacco) are illegal...  You don't want them to steal, governments should provide the minimum (access to a job, facilitation to self-entrepreneuring, food banks...).  The law doesn't want the people to smoke marijuana because the tobacco industry said so, it is the right reason for the people to oppose it...

  5. Catzgendron profile image72
    Catzgendronposted 6 years ago

    There are moments when we make choices based on what we believe is the right thing to do. If that decision means breaking the law such as Harriett Tubman, Rosa Parks and Oskar Schindler did the so be it. read more

  6. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    i rarely break the law these days but i do smoke pot. other then that i guess the only reason i would do something illegal is if it was to help my family then there are no laws that i wouldn't break.

  7. Jennifer Bart profile image60
    Jennifer Bartposted 5 years ago

    I think it depends on the situation at hand. Stealing food to feed your family is excusable in certain situations if you have no other choice. Smoking marijuana is fine with me I don't smoke as I am in recovery but if someone can smoke every now and then and it dose not lead to the use of harder drugs than I don't see anything wrong with it. I have learned in life that things are not always black and white there are a lot of grey area's in between. Stealing is never the right thing to do however there are certain situations where you have no choice. Do I think it is right for people to keep doing it and not try to better themselves so they no longer have to steal no.


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