By Pete Lucas, a contributing author:
I really hate rules. I hate rules because I’m a rule-follower. I’m a peacemaker. If someone is rude to me, I am not rude back. If the sign says “no trespassing”, I stay out. I don’t know if it was my religious upbringing, apathy, or just brainwashing, but I have never even wanted to break the rules.
BUT. I hate unnecessary rules, of which there are eleventy-jillion. Ninety five percent of people don’t need the rules because they aren’t the problem in the first place. Rules are made to try and control the five percent of people who have total disregard for the rules. Ironically, these are the same 5% that will ignore the rules designed to manage them.