humorous The primary regulation of (= an important principle in) politics is – if you are going to lie , do not get discovered! But it does not all the time do that. Typically the regulation defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame, hazard, and scruple which their acts would in any other case involve. Sometimes the law locations the entire equipment of judges, police, prisons, and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the sufferer — when he defends himself — as a prison. In brief, there’s a legal plunder, and it is of this, no doubt, that Mr. de Montalembert speaks.
The character of regulation is to take care of justice. This is a lot the case that, within the minds of the people, regulation and justice are one and the identical factor. There is in all of us a powerful disposition to consider that something lawful can also be authentic. This belief is so widespread that many persons have erroneously held that issues are just” as a result of regulation makes them so. Thus, with the intention to make plunder appear just and sacred to many consciences, it is just necessary for the regulation to decree and sanction it. Slavery, restrictions, and monopoly discover defenders not only amongst those that revenue from them but additionally among those that undergo from them.
It’s no marvel that the writers of the nineteenth century look upon society as a synthetic creation of … Read More