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Unlawfu but not illegal

Reader comment on item: More on Those Alcohol-shy Taxi Drivers
in response to reader comment: IT'S UP TO THE TAXI DRIVERS TO GET OTHER JOBS

Submitted by Abu Schnorer (United States), Apr 5, 2007 at 19:17

Breaking contracts isn't illegal or there would be arrest, prosecution, etcetera. Contracts are a matter of civil law. If the authority wants to issue suspensions, that's fine. If they want to fire them, that's fine too. There's no doubt that what they're doing is wrong and more political than religious. But we allow people to be as nutty as they like and I prefer the slow teaching of their budgets bleeding by going to the back of the line.

These people are intellectually slow. So I prefer a slow series of lessons and them coming to the conclusion themselves their actions are perverse. If the aim is propaganda, a steady diet of back-of-the-lines will make their experiment turn sour. The longer that happens, the more the propanganda value switches to the other side, not what they'd want. but, again, i'm not opposed to suspensions, i just prefer other means.

Like your name by the way: So far, so good, eh? Ellington song, wasn't it?

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