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Bookclub: Ain't Nobody's Business if You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes

Please join us and remember, if you haven't finished the book or haven't had a chance to read it, you are more than welcome to attend and participate in the discussion.

The restaurant is at entrance 3 of Dolphin mall (outside) and is right by Cheesecake Factory and TGIF.


Ain't Nobody's Business if You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society

 By Peter McWilliams

Obsessed with a personal freedom that some would consider license, McWilliams contends that consensual crimes--those involving drugs, gambling, sex and unusual religious practices, among them--should be allowed if they do not physically harm others or their property. In this overlong, diffuse but often entertaining book, studded with illustrations and quotations from the likes of Elvis Presley and Saint Augustine, the author argues that not only are our constitutional rights violated by punishment for such crimes, but that enforcing ineffectual, costly laws results in the needless jailing of thousands each year, and yield suffering and social discrimination for many harmless non-conformists. Meanwhile, he wrongfully claims, violence, robbery and corruption go largely unpunished. Citing historical precedents and extensively analyzing the Bible, McWilliams calls for a "politics of change" that would separate law from religion and morality, and that would honor diversity.

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  • Elena

    We were a small group this time but that led to some great conversations. Happy to have met a new member (welcome Jeff!) and looking forward to our next book :-)

    March 15, 2014

  • Jeffrey E. C.

    I had a very nice time - the people were very welcoming to a newcomer, and everyone participated.

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Hilary

    I'm so upset that I can't go! I ended up being called into clinic tomorrow. This is a great book, and I hope you all have a good discussion.

    March 14, 2014

  • William

    I'll try to go to this one!

    March 4, 2014

  • Peter

    Don't forget to read this book! Whether you agree with it or not, it is loaded with laughs. You don't have to read the whole thing to "get it." It's divided into many small sections; each can stand independently. Just pick it up. You won't be able to put it down!

    February 2, 2014

  • Peter

    A very funny, uplifting book. An easy read, too. Don't miss this book! It's fantastic!

    November 17, 2013

  • Hilary

    This book is fantastic! I can't wait to discuss it!

    1 · November 16, 2013

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