26 August 2013

Quote of the Day

"If a juror feels that the statute involved in any criminal offense is unfair, or that it infringes upon the defendant's natural God-given unalienable or Constitutional rights, then it is his duty to affirm that the offending statute is really no law at all and that the violation of it is no crime at all, for no one is bound to obey an unjust law." 

~ U.S. Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone (1941-1946)


Cathy said...

That quote could start a month-long conversation.

BTW. That's a lovely prayer under your banner.
Thank you :)
And that pix is awesome.

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, Cathy, for those kind remarks. And you're welcome.

Cathy said...

This from the comment section under the latest VDH pieceFinally, the rule of law is only virtuous when the law protects individual rights. When the law becomes immoral, strict adherence to the law ceases to be a virtue. This is why rules following cultures (say, Germany) turn to unspeakable evil when their government is taken over by evil, while non rules following cultures (say, Brazil) are amazingly robust to bad government and immoral law.

On the other end, without the rule of law you can never really rise out of the banana republic stage."