Liberal laws are terribly ineffective in doing what they say they are for. But they might be totally in line with their practical (and predictable) consequences. In other words, the intent and effect of the laws are very much different than its content. It’s fundamentally a way to keep out those with “wrong” views.
For example, I lived in Boston and was associated with Harvard Medical. I had a guy (higher up) who suggested that they could hire me. I never wanted to live in the Boston area, and never even obliquely pursued the possible job. Boston was way too (openly) leftist for me and anyone who dared utter a peep of something NOT leftist was attacked–the population selected against someone with my views even joining in the conversation. Yeah, diversity was when everyone looked different, but thought exactly the same.
This was not a conspiracy. It’s like the mainstream media–there is such a lack of diversity and it’s been that way for so long that the conventional wisdom just assumes a lefty bent.
A story. One morning I was in rounds and the other docs and they were talking about a kid who had brought a gun in his car to school. They were aghast at what a criminal act this was. I spoke up and said, “I think I took a gun to school every day in my car. My seat covers had a spot for a shotgun (bench seats). I also had a gun rack in the pick-up and I might want to hunt pheasants on the way home.” There was dead silence from the other four or five docs and the head of the department. After a minute, the head of the department said, “Well, that’s a different perspective.” Now in Boston, that was a very antisocial act, I agree. But the problem was NOT the gun.
Plus, with those laws there is the added bonus of the stated content of the laws being concordant with the socio-political “tics” of those voters. Yes, they ignore (or ignorant of) the bigger picture… Kind of like chocolate truffles–they taste good going down, but then I shouldn’t be shocked at the weight gain! Hey Einstein, maybe it was the pound and a half of chocolate truffles!
It also gives new meaning to the term “free rider.” I may live in a state which, for example, has less restricted concealed carry laws but never carry myself. I still benefit from those laws in a number of ways, from personal safety to wise governmental fund management and a good economy to the population’s general outlook.