For John, BLUF: I wonder what George thinks? Nothing to see here; just move along.
The Instapundit, last evening, wrote:
IS IGNORANCE OF THE LAW AN EXCUSE? No, but Michael Cottone argues that maybe it should be, in his Rethinking Presumed Knowledge of the Law in the Regulatory Age. I think this is a very important topic and an important piece. As he notes, it expands (significantly!) on some of the ideas touched on in my Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything Is A Crime piece.With the plethora of laws on the books, plus the regulations for Executive Branch Agencies, it is physically and intellectually impossible for any one person to know all the rules and restrictions. To assume or argue otherwise is intellectual nonsense.
We want people to have respect for the law, but if they can't comprehend the law how can they have respect?
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff