Essay#4_CJ101 - Garrett Mehlberg Benjamin Franklin one said...

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Garrett Mehlberg  Benjamin Franklin one said, “ Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; to severe, seldom  executed.” This statement is very disturbing not just for the reason that it is about laws that  aren’t being used but also because it is true in almost every aspect of the law. I believe this  quote is very straightforward but non the less I will try to spell it out in simpler terms. What Mr.  Franklin is trying to say is that Law that have too soft of consequence are looked at by criminals  as a worthwhile risk, While laws that have very harsh punishments are often said to be cruel  and the charges against a person will often be lessened or dropped altogether. I believe he calls  attention to this so that he can tell law makers that there is a fine line between good and bad  laws, the sentence or consequences need to appropriate to the crime that was committed. I 
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