umit wrote:Your example is unacceptable. Thanks god, centuries of accumulated knowledge and evolved philosophy on law making forbids such rules like in your example (except dictatorships).
No, it is not unacceptable. If there is clear defined line, then it is held ABSOLUTE.
You still don't get the point. There is no difference between setting a line or a range by a rule and implementing it without giving the enforcer some discretion in favor of the tax payer. Of course this discretion should be a reasonable one, not the mood of the officer...
3 different wardens 3 different situations at the same point:
1- He gives a ticket to a bus parked 490 cm away from the crossing. He thinks this large vehicle would endanger the pedestrians. (Fine)
2- He doesn't give ticket to a Smart Fortwo parked 450 cm away from the crossing. He thinks pedestrians would be seen easily by other drivers. (Fine)
3- He gives a ticket to a Ferrari parked 499 cm away from the crossing. He thinks according to law 500 is legal and 499 is illegal and he is doing his job. (Idiot £$$#½#½)
And by same account they could fine cars 5,5meters or 6 meters away because they thought that would be fun.
If law states 500cm, it is 500cm and not a millimeter less or more. Having absolute limitation is benefit of both parties, as having someone interpret things at their whim WOULD make fining someone who parked well over 5 meters away as fine as letting someone park next to crossing.
@MikeD: Your idiotic remarks deserve idiotic responses. My inability to judge distances is a minor one and can be fixed with a measuring tape, compared to your inability to understand the content of a debate, which can only be fixed by brain transplantation...
But where we would get you brains to replace the other inabilities you have on understanding what rules are...
Rules are to be followed. If you start deciding arbitarily what or when to follow laws, you get places like Greece.
!"#¤% where everyone avoids playing by common rules, resulting in rampant corruption and ruined nation.
I mean... What is the harm in not paying taxes right?