A Red Light For Scofflaws Summary

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“The land of the free and the home of the brave.” Americans have the right to do almost anything, sometimes these rights are taken advantage of. Frank Trippetts wrote about a solution in his article “A Red Light for Scofflaws”, the foundation of social order may be that solution. Trippetts explains that citizens take advantage of the little laws like no littering, speeding, noise pollution. He goes on by saying that there is a slogan for those people “You’re a fool if you obey the rules”. Not every law should be taken to court, even when they are same ones where no one is getting hurt. “Americans who would never think of themselves as lawbreakers”. Laws are laws and should be obeyed no matter how small the crime. In every person's life they have broken a law no matter home small. Not evening knowing small children break laws all the time. They go into a store with their parent and take something like candy or something shiney. “ ‘Minor’ laws that are nonetheless designed to protect and nourish society.” When it comes to ‘Minor’ laws they should not be taken that serious because they are minor for a reason. Littering, speeding, noise pollution are things that are done every day. While driving a car a …show more content…
Take my dad for example where ever we have lived my dad need a big sound system. The neighbors always became upset but dad rarely ever changed because it was his property and he did not care one bit. The cops never came to take my dad to jail for breaking this law just after a while my dad and the neighbor got everything fixed. At Santana High School there are many students who go here and all of they should be in jail. Every student on the campus has littered. That is one of the reasons why we have janitors and they have to work so hard because theses students just throw trash or leave trash on the ground and walk away. If ‘Minor’ laws matter so much then arrest everyone at Santana High

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