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Intent/Spirit or Letter?
When it comes to laws and rules are you a letter of the law person or spirit (intent) of the law person?

For example there was a scene on Andy Griffith were Barney was giving tickets to truck drivers going only a few miles over the speed limit. Andy talked with how they always let truckers get a little extra speed going down that hill there before they had to go back uphill so they build momentum.

Barney was by the book, letter of the law, arguing about how the law was specific and the truckers broke the law.

I'm an intent person and try to follow what a law or rule wants to accomplish more than what it may say exactly and would take Andy's side in this argument.

Do you side with Andy or Barney?
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Intent/Spirit or Letter? - by Kurt - 05-31-2020, 09:42 PM
RE: Intent/Spirit or Letter? - by Kurt - 05-31-2020, 09:44 PM
RE: Intent/Spirit or Letter? - by 10x - 05-31-2020, 11:45 PM

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