Insult has only 2 differences.... In some cases it's a civil matter, in some cases it's a federal matter. Not sure about the UK now, but if I call you an asshole in Germany, that's subject to civil court.. If I call a cop an asshole that's subject to federal matter.
But let me stick to the example of asshole.. It's an insult.. it likely won't trigger any lawful action. Likely...
Yet, the law says it's illegal, it's defined an insult. Now why is it illegal in the first place? Because, apparently people - at some point - resorted to insult so much, that legislation was created to protect society from insult. So, now the key question at hand is: Whom to blame?
Shall we blame the govt, legislation for creating the law and with that. shall we blame the law?
Shall we blame the executive branch whose job it is to enforce the law?
Or...... Shall we blame the people, for acting in ways that laws had to be created in the first place?
I, for my part, I blame the people. Why?