There are positive and negative consequences to what we say and do, but we can make that choice. I may not agree with many of the laws or controls in this country, but that doesn’t mean I can willingly break them. They are what they are and if I consciously break the law, be it as trivial as illegal parking or procuring and taking class A drugs then I have to be willing to face the consequences. Unfortunately, as we have seen recently, those consequences are all too often much greater than anyone could ever have expected.