Monday, October 4, 2010

Vices v Crimes

Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property. Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another. Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons.
Lysander Spooner (A Vindication Of Moral Liberty, 1875)

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