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Laws are sometimes inconvenient

Walter Olson of Washington's militant Cato Institute is correct in implying laws should never be designed to injure innocent people ("A small business trap," May 30). Yet, the absolving of anyone responsible for ignoring, regularly at least, a federal tax reporting responsibility shouldn't be overlooked simply because someone else isn't currently being stopped for the same thing.

After all, most of our laws exist for sufficient reason, we trust. Not everyone driving in an unsafe manner gets caught.

We're not speaking here of math where two negatives equal a positive. So let's use our noggins a little better. In any event, life oughtn't be a constant political campaign, as it seems for the Cato folk.

It's so terribly wearisome.

Neil Curran, Baltimore

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