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Will this new law prove effective? What do you think?

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by standingfirminChrist, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. standingfirminChrist

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    The thing of seeing what it causes is not always a cure either, music4him....

    People see that all the time on the news, in newspapers, on radio, in movies.

    I have a brother who has had license taken away twice because of drunk driving in south carolina and virginia.

    I can't help but think that maybe some humiliation would have cured him a long time ago.
     
  2. emeraldctyangel

    emeraldctyangel New Member

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    One would love to think so standingfirm, but Ive seen three peats with no problem whatsoever with the offending of the law part, just the tedious task of having to stand in court yet again and hear the same message over and over...shameful.
     
  3. Alcott

    Alcott Well-Known Member
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    Although I have doubts as to the 'success' of this scarlet letter type of punishment, I am interested to see if the rate of repeat offenses is changed at all. Unfortunately that will take time, and there's probably a good chance some "civil liberties" group will get this law invalidated before it effectiveness can be evaluated.
     
  4. Brother Ian

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    I think few people are embarassed about anything these days. I don't think it will help except that the roads will probably be cleaner.
     
  5. music4Him

    music4Him New Member

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    OK, if you want to use this logic, where does it say "DON'T humiliate others"?

    Seems Jesus did just that right here!

    </font>[/QUOTE]Gal 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

    BTW, even the prodical son changed when he seen how low he was brought and with that revelation it had brought him to repentance.

    1Co 6:9-11
    Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
    10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
    11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.



    They (drunk drivers) need councelling (hopefully Christian counceling), not humiliation. They need to see what destruction they can cause if they don't turn. Not to be molly coddeled with orange vest stating their offence. As Bro. Ian stated and like I say its true few people are embarrassed now a days about anything they have done under the sun.

    What they ought to do before they make a law like this, they ought to put several positions up on the table or run them thru a pre trial test and vote for the one that has the best results.
    People who drink may already have low self esteem about themselfs. Do you really think this law will be a solve all? Is this a Christian thing to do?

    Jude 1:22-23
    And of some have compassion, making a difference:
    23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
     
  6. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace Well-Known Member
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    I just love the way added info is read into a post!

    Nowhere does it say that "this law will be a solve all"!

    It's A possible solution for SOME of the offenders.Disagree with the position stated if you don't like it, but don't start putting words into another's mouth and then disagreeing!

    And what does this have to do with the topic?
    Gal 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

    If applicable at all, I see this verse meaning we should do all possible to get the sots off the road to protect the innocent, not being nice to the drunks just to avoid their "humiliation".
     
  7. music4Him

    music4Him New Member

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    No we ought to try and make that offender see the repercussion of his choice to drink and drive, so that we can better protect the innocent. Also get the drunk driver counceling to hopefully get to the root of the problem why they drink in the first place. If after being showed and taught what is acceptable and the offender repeats the offence then throw then in jail and keep them off the streets. Shouldn't they have a chance to be reformed.
     
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