Welcome to barbarism.

Where even justice is corrupt.

§ 482 “…to ‘establish justice.’ This must for ever be one of the great ends of every wise government; and even in arbitrary governments it must, to a great extent, be practiced, at least in respect to private persons, as the only security against rebellion, private vengeance, and popular cruelty. But in a free government it lies at the very basis of all its institutions. Without justice being freely, fully, and impartially administered, neither our persons, nor our rights, nor our property, can be protected. And if these, or either of them, are regulated by no certain laws, and are subject to no certain principles, and are held by no certain tenure, and are redressed, when violated, by no certain remedies, society fails of all its value; and men may as well return to a state of savage and barbarous independence. ”

Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

Advertisements

Posted on July 29, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Welcome to barbarism..

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: