I don't believe that the law is always right.
I feel that, when I think a law is stupid, it's OK not to obey it.

This attribute is one of the few that is not skewed into a particular values system - it is espoused equally by many people of very different values. A common factor is the recognition laws (and by extension rules) that are not appropriate in the circumstances can and in some cases should be resisted or disobeyed.

There is basic humanistic appeal of this attribute and an awareness that the ethical response to inappropriate legislation is to stand up and question the basis for the laws or regulations. If the legislation and rationale is framed in a manner not in synch with the espouser's values, it becomes almost an ethical imperative to resist it.

An important aspect of this orientation is that there is likely to be a lack of anger when questioning the stupid law. This attribute is driven by a sense of wanting, needing, to know the world is in some sense rational and good, not irrational and bad. Their reaction to dark places and opaque rationales is to focus the sunlight of openness and to create a climate of questioning, rather than unquestioning obedience to existing laws and regulations.

Freedom from inappropriate and uncaring laws is extended to a desire for a personal freedom to express themselves, and others, in what some may feel is an more extreme manner - up to and including walking around with no clothes on. This is a classic libertarian values orientation and a helpful guide to why libertariasm is a mystery to many - both progressive and conservative.

As noted in the opening statement this attribute does not skew to any particular values system but is inherent in different values sets. The similarities between the espousers is that they are self-perceived outsiders in any conversation about maintaining the status quo, have the need to question any rule or regulation, and basically will push issue to extremes in an effort to create a new rationale. They have little need to continue to modify something is basically inappropriate to their lives.

This questioning and exercising of their basic human right, to change their mind, brings them a sense of fulfilment that is not possible in a life less examined, i.e. this is what generated happiness in espousers and very difficult to change once they have adopted this attribute into their values set.


Using Stupid law

Demographic Skews:

1) Over-indexed: Male.

2) Under-indexed: Female, 65+.

Stupid law espousers also espouse other Attributes. The top five most highly correlated Attributes of Stupid law espousers are, in order of the strength of relationship:

1) Conscience
2) Bender
3) Adaptable
4) Free
5) Tao.

In total those who espouse Stupid law also over-index significantly on 27 other Attributes.

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