Which of the following is the most destructive for a society:

  1. Distributing child pornography.
  2. Producing child pornography.
  3. Terrorism.
  4. Allowing minors to play violent video games.
  5. Distribution of drugs.
  6. Use of drugs.
  7. Using any of the above as an excuse to compromise the civil liberties of citizens not engaged in any of them.

If you are Canadian, your courts think the answer is “a”.

If you are British, most of your government thinks the answer is “c”.

If you are American, in the last eight years, your government has been (largely illegally) transformed to say the answer is at least c, e and f. Various citizens claim the answer is d, in spite of mounting evidence to the contrary.

What’s your answer?