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proton:"Imagine a plane crash in a remote place where the survivors hole up in the wreckage waiting to be rescued. When no one finds them and they are on the verge of starving, they decide to make their own way for help. They find a locked cabin and in desperation they break in and eat some of the food inside."

OK.....

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Proton:"In a one size fits all legal world, they would do a couple of semesters for breaking in and stealing. Is this justice? "

Depending what they did to the cabin, probably not....as long as they agreed to provide restitution for the damage.

Otherwise, the cabin owner could sue them for damages and likely win.

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Proton:" There are few laws that don’t have exceptions. I’m not very knowledgable about legal matters, but there is a thing called “The greater good defense,” that should prevail in this case. One size fits all can be injustice."

Sorry, the 'greater good' is not a defense. In this case, I would argue 'life threatening emergency conditions' and likely no prosecutor is going to press charges.

The 'greater good' theory is communism plain and simple. IF the government takes 90% of your paycheck 'for the greater good' to give you 'free' healthcare and provide 'free college education for kids - not necessarily yours' and a guaranteed income whether you work or not, and decides where you will live in 'free' housing they provide.....that's not for the greater good in my book.

In your 'greater good' theory, if you shot someone walking by who happened to be a wanted criminal, but you didn't know that, they argue that society is 'better off' with that person gone, and you should not be charged with murder since it was for the greater good. Is that how your theory works?


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