Ran across this on the web. It would sure keep things simple:
The entire code of laws should reflect exactly this. A comprehensive list of things that should be illegal and thus prohibited by law:
1. Murder and attempts of murder
2. Assault, including rape and attempts at damaging a person’s health or property.
3. Robbery, including theft and fraudulent, misleading transactions.
The fact that anything else could possibly be punishable is absurd. If no one’s rights are violated, no crime has been perpetrated. Law ought to be readable in a few sentences, on a small postcard.