. A common trick of those with criminal intent is to try to catch people up by employing “ignorance of the law is no excuse.” Without analysis, it sounds good but is sinister.
For example, in America, most communities have thousands of laws. When you combine all the communities and then add in the county laws you get thousands more. When you add all the laws in a particular State, you get thousands upon thousands more. When you add the federal laws you get thousands more. These laws cover every aspect of life.
Who among us know all the laws they are supposed to follow?
In what area of society is it realistic to know tens of thousands of laws?
Do we know all the medical laws and medical jargon? If not, we have no excuse?
Do we know all the get-politicians-elected laws? If not, we have no excuse?
Do we know all the education laws? If not, we have no excuse?
Do we know all the food laws? If not, we have no excuse?
Do we know all the employment laws? If not, we have no excuse?
Heck, even attorneys specialize in portions of the law and do not know all the laws.
Most people who are lifetime sports fans, don't even know all the rules. The referees and judges don't even know the rules.
You would think public servants would serve the public by establishing a mechanism to keep us educated about the law. Why is there non-stop news and weather and junk TV and not a single channel dedicated to constantly educating us about laws we are not supposed to be ignorant of?
As you would suspect, the biggest users of the “ignorance of the law is no excuse” mantra, are the police (internal military).
The law is their whipping stick and their protection when they apply the law against some and not against others.
“Ignorance of the law is no excuse” is a way to claim plausible deniability that evil discrimination is being practiced.
The police don't even know all the laws. They only know the ones they choose to enforce.
Based on the number of errors judges make in court proceedings, clearly they either don't know or don't follow all the laws.
Not enough of us realize most legal laws are written with intent to confuse and abuse most of the citizens. Laws are for slaves whose greatest hope is Jesus saves.
In most societies, it is intentional to keep people ignorant of the law.
Society and culture is structured to keep citizens narrowly focused and unable to integrate understandings of all the fragmented laws that are in contradiction to each other and that work to their disadvantage.
Lawmakers and enforcers are ignorant of universal laws they don't know exist or don't think apply to them.
"Free and critical minds can emerge only by a return to the source-the primary sources. A free and critical mind takes nothing for granted and is not intimidated by "authorities" who frequently may be more confused than the general public. Free and critical minds seek truth without chauvinism or shame." - Dr. Asa G. Hilliard III (1)
“One single bit of information, if missing, incomplete, out of order or just plain wrong, has the potential to significantly alter thought processes, conclusions, decisions and behaviors, even when that one single logic entry exists in a sea of accuracy.”