Column as I see ’em ...
When word gets around that the police are giving people a 10 mph break in a 55 zone, people will drive 65.
When they learn that they can fudge certain portions on their tax return, people will cheat.
When parents don’t enforce a curfew, children will be delinquents.
And when they learn that the rules at Lawrenceburg Cemetery aren’t enforced, people will break them.
That’s the trouble with rules. Unless they are consistently enforced, they might as well be suggestions.