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Darla asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 2 months ago

Are rules meant to be broken?

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    No, that’s just an excuse by selfish individuals who always think rules never apply to them.

  • 2 months ago

      They're meant to be obeyed.  However, there can be exceptional circumstances in which breaking them can be justifiable morally, if not legally.  Also, obsolete or unjust laws exist.  

      Often, it's only by the breaking of a rule that it can be examined in determined to be excessive.  An example is how Henry Morgentaler "broke" the "rule" pertaining to abortion in Canada.  The Supreme Court of Canada looked at the issue & found that Criminal Code S. 269 denied the constitutionally entrenched, judicially enforceable right of a woman under Charter S. 7 to "... life, liberty & the security of the person ...".  It struck down the law as being repugnant to S. 52 (1) of Constitution Act 1982.     

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No, they're meant to be obeyed. Otherwise we wouldn't need them. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Not if you work for my company

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  • 2 months ago

    Depends on what I'm saving...

  • 2 months ago

    No, but it is an inevitable outcome.

  • 2 months ago

    I think we can live inside the rules, conforming to them, and outside those rules, breaking them. Rules aren't meant to be broken unless you are the one breaking them.

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "Rules" is too general a set (word) to allow intelligent analysis and conclusion re your proposition.

    Presumably you're referencing man-made rules of conduct.

    However, "meant" (to be broken) = opposite of rule-meaning (making).


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