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Is it immoral to litter on public roads, assuming you don't leave anything that would endanger others or their pets? If the government wants to confiscate my property, why can't I treat public property like my own if it's more convenient for me to throw my coffee cup out the window than keep it in the car? 

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7 hours ago, happiness said:

Is it immoral to litter on public roads, assuming you don't leave anything that would endanger others or their pets? If the government wants to confiscate my property, why can't I treat public property like my own if it's more convenient for me to throw my coffee cup out the window than keep it in the car? 

Do you throw your coffee cups out of the window of your home? 

Is it that inconvenient to dispose of your litter when you get to where a trash receptacle is available for your use?

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Public roads are not a commons, they belong to the government as property.  That property does not belong to you therefore you have no right to use and dispose of it (or dispose on it) as if it were.

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