For those upset about the story on how debtors go to jail for not appearing in court (and btw this isn't new or only a MN thing - it's gone on as long as we've had civil courts), do you feel everyone should be allowed to pick and choose which court orders they think are important enough to obey and which ones don't matter? Like an abusive husband who doesn't think he's abusive, should he be allowed to ignore the restraining order? Deadbeat dads with court dates for back child support, if they don't feel like going, or don't have the money, should they get a free pass to skip those, too? Where's the line between who is allowed to decide how important their debt is? Just people who defaulted on their credit cards? How about car loans? Mortgages? Student loans? How about people who owe you damages from a car accident? What about drug companies and car makers, when they get sued for selling defective products? If they can't afford it, or they don't think they're in the wrong, do they get to decide the court order doesn't apply to them?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 12:19 AM on Jul. 4, 2011
How about people that come across our borders and stay here illegally? They get a free pass too. I am still waiting to see if I get a freebie as well. Maybe I should be able to rob a bank if I feel broke, or I should be able to steal a car because mine isn't as nice.
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:26 AM on Jul. 4, 2011
Answer by Kword at 12:27 AM on Jul. 4, 2011
Sorry, I didn't really answer the question. Sure, people should be able to pick and choose what they don't want to pay for, but the law applies (or should anyway) to everyone and if you have an order to appear in court you get your ass down to the courthouse and answer their questions honestly (the truth shall set you free).
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:29 AM on Jul. 4, 2011
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