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Forgetfulness is not, by law, forgivable
Is voting twice a terrible crime? Probably not in the larger scheme of things (“So an older person doubles up on patriotic duty. It happens,” Letter of the Day, March 27). However, that is why society has laws and rules in place. Without them, there would be utter chaos.
Think about it — what if you “forgot” to pay for that Easter ham? What if you “forgot” to stop at the intersection and pressed the gas instead and hit the car in front of you? We are all getting older. Forgetfulness should not be accepted as an excuse for breaking any laws.
Sharron Ebert, Brooklyn Park
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