Somone stole your car this morning. The bastard. Probably some drug addict. Now you want your car back and you want the thief to be punished.
You take a little comfort from the fact that the thief has to look over his shoulder, constantly worried that he will be stopped and arrested for his crime.
Then you turn on your television and see a parade of cars in downtown Portland. The thieves are now demanding that the car titles be changed to reflect their names!
They only wanted better cars. Something nicer than they already had. They deserve these cars they say.
They drive up and down the street honking loudly and proclaiming that "yes, we are currently breaking the law but that just means the law must be changed!"
Bold politicians who are eager for the car thief vote rush to assure them that they will help these people keep the cars. Unbiased journalists insist that the people clamoring for their vehicles back are "selfish" and "uncaring."
Everyone insists that "there are too many thieves and stolen cars to arrest them all."
Thankfully this doesn't lead to more car theft. Because when people see others getting something for nothing they never follow suit. No. They are content to keep their sad little cars even though they could steal a nicer one with no consequence.