Originally Posted by winds-of-change
Quit encouraging her to break rules!! I don't like that line "Rules were made to be broken". When people say that I think they mean "Everyone else's rules were made to be broken except any rules I make". Does that apply to laws, too?
When I was in college many of my friends were going to the big 4-year schools, including Stanford and Cal Berkeley, where I would visit pretty often. There were rules that no alcohol was allowed in the dorms but as long as you didn't have a raging party it was never enforced. I'm pretty sure that no guns were allowed but since I was the only one who was into them it wasn't an issue. At the local Community College where I was going we would bring guns so we could go shooting after school at the range not too far away. Since I was in the Automotive Technology program our cars were inside the shop and the guns would naturally come out sometimes. It was no big deal for any of us. heck, the instructors were just as interested in guns as we were, so they would join us for after school trips to the range.
Anyhow, to answer your question. No. laws are laws. No getting around that. But breaking many of them is only illegal if you get caught. I figure the line is drawn at morality.
Having alcohol in your apartment/dorm room at school should not be against the rules as long as you are not getting drunk every night and causing problems. That is where the line is drawn. When your freedoms start infringing on the freedoms of others.