“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