See, Kids, It’s Wrong for You to Break the Law, but Not for Campfield

I know it’s confusing, but it makes perfect sense.  If you, just once in your life, did something wrong, like get brought into the country illegally by your parents or get brought here legally, but then your parents overstay their visas, you don’t get to go to college because you… I don’t know… didn’t do enough as a small child to convince your parents to not break the law.  Maybe you should have ratted them out, like you learned in DARE*.

But if Campfield wants to make an annual event of being delinquent on his taxes, which is also against the law, well, what can you do?  Boys will be boys.

(and yes, of course, Mr. “I can’t find Memphis or Chattanooga on a map, nor can I bother to follow the tax laws myself” Campfield is responsible for sponsoring the bill punishing other dangerous lawbreakers.  Politician, heal thyself.).

*Or maybe you learned what my brothers learned in DARE, which was that there was a vast world of fun drugs you might try.

13 thoughts on “See, Kids, It’s Wrong for You to Break the Law, but Not for Campfield

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  2. that makes perfect sense, Uncle — after all, you do tend to vote conservative.

    (ba-dum ching! i’ll be here all week…)

  3. Well, Miss Justice, THE LAW is pretty clear on the penalties for breaking THE LAW.

    That’s why there are fines and interest penalties added to late taxes.
    That’s why there’s deportation for people in the country illegally.

    If you don’t like it, then change THE LAW.

  4. Oh, yeah, I’m going to take lectures from you of all people about the necessity of following the law. Or is this part of your new lease on life–being law abiding?

  5. “W., I expect politicians to be shady.”

    Well, crap, blogging in the middle of the night has its disadvantages; I didn’t mean to hit submit quite so early on the previous comment.

    Anyway, Uncle has a point…to a point. But there’s a difference between being merely shady–a rather common trait of politicians, it’s true–and being so blissfully un-self-aware that you render yourself completely hopeless with regard to anything you may want to accomplish.

    I’d actually give Campfield some credit if he were merely shady, because that would imply he was at least vaguely aware of the importance of appearances. If you’re going to be a corrupt boob, the least you could do is be good at it.

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