Every law is about control. We’ve gone too far with laws and there’s always a call for just one more law. We’re always one law away from perfection.
No law can control human nature. Only the person themselves has that much control. We need to return to a fundamental understanding of human nature, Natural Law, and reality.
posted on 12/22/2012 4:51:42 AM PST
(First, Do No Harm)
"Do you really think we want those laws observed?" Said Dr. Ferris. We want
them broken. You better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against - then you'll know this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We're after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick and you'd better get wise to it. Theres no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there arent enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? Whats there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt.
Now, that's the system Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, Chapter 3, Page 404
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