Enforcing the Law … to Fine, Jail or Kill

“Law professors and lawyers instinctively shy away from considering the problem of law’s violence.  Every law is violent.  We try not to think about this, but we should.  On the first day of law school, I tell my Contracts students never to argue for invoking the power of law except in a cause for which they are willing to kill.”

Thus wrote Yale law professor Stephen Carter.

More here from Joe Carter of the Acton Institute.

“Political power comes from the barrel of a gun.” – Mao Zedong

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My name is Doug Newman. I live in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver. Food for the Thinkers is mostly about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. Most Christians do not understand libertarianism. And most libertarians do not understand Christianity. Hopefully, this blog helps clear up those misunderstanding. Check out my old page at www.thefot.us And remember: When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.
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2 Responses to Enforcing the Law … to Fine, Jail or Kill

  1. Ranger Rick says:

    This is why the police have firearms, the force to enforce the law.

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