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Unformatted text preview: 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 arent 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 laws, the sentence or consequences need to appropriate to the crime that was committed....
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- Spring '08