Quote of the day

. . . our Nation is founded on the principle that observance of the law is the eternal safeguard of liberty and defiance of the law is the surest road to tyranny. The law which we obey includes the final rulings of the courts, as well as the enactments of our legislative bodies. Even among law-abiding men few laws are universally loved, but they are uniformly respected and not resisted. Americans are free, in short, to disagree with the law but not to disobey it. For in a government of laws and not of men, no man, however prominent or powerful, and no mob however unruly or boisterous, is entitled to defy a court of law. If this country should ever reach the point where any man or group of men by force or threat of force could long defy the commands of our court and our Constitution, then no law would stand free from doubt, no judge would be sure of his writ, and no citizen would be safe from his neighbors. . . John F. Kennedy.

3 Responses to Quote of the day

  1. Andrei says:

    Oh the irony – I seem to recall the United States was born when they rose up and unlawfully took up arms against their “lawful” masters because in part they didn’t want to pay their tax


  2. Andrei says:

    Anyway the USA, circa 2015, has become a police state, with the NKVD, sorry, Department of Homeland Security an instrument of Government that didn’t even exist two decades ago now with a budget that exceeds the governmental expenditure of most Nations and being the third largest item on the Budget,

    Its must be nice for its citizens to know their Government is keeping them safe as they sleep on the streets and their cities decay


  3. farmerbraun says:

    Still the quote is very prescient given the way the U.S. Constitution is ignored by all and sundry in the political and legal class.
    Little wonder then that the U.S. Citizenry is feeling decidedly unsafe.


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