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People who make the laws should live under those laws.

 

Law and Order, In keeping with the self-sufficiency ideals of smallism's wards, will also have stronger powers to create laws for their area.

For example if an area has problems with begging, then there should be no reason why an anti-begging law shouldn't be enacted, however, if the people of a ward are happy with beggars on the street then they would not enact this law.

However, Smallism's structure encourages people in the wards to consider the need for laws as a warning of an underlying problem and motivates people to deal with the true root causes. 

In the example above, why are beggars attracted to this ward? and what can be done to either remove them or better still help the beggar become a member of the community and improve their lives.

These solutions are far more effective when done at the local level through social and community networks than can ever be achieved by National Policy.

This devolution of power is already happening in the UK although some argue against the use of these laws because the power to make these laws by local government rarely represents the interests of the local stakeholders and often see bylaws as a way of making money as we see from the 'bizarre' laws created by local councils.  

While Smallism doesn't remove the perverse incentive of using law to make money, it will mitigate that ability as the people most affected will be the very people instigating those laws. 

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