quotes tagged with 'laws'

The more laws, the less justice.

Author: German proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government laws justice proverb 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Making something legal doesn’t make it right.

Author: wayside pulpit, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government laws legal waysidepulpit 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.

Author: Mayer Anselm Rothschild, banker, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government money laws 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Freedom is essentially a condition of inequality, not equality. It recognizes as a fact of nature the structural differences inherent in man – in temperament, character, and capacity – and it respects those differences. We are not alike and no law can make us so.

Author: Frank Chodorov, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in freedom character equality legislation laws inequality frankchodorov 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The jury has the right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy.

Author: John Jay, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in judge johnjay laws jury 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the Prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.

Author: Albert Einstein, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government alberteinstein crime laws prohibition country presitge 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When a legislature undertakes to proscribe the exercise of a citizen's constitutional rights it acts lawlessly and the citizen can take matters into his own hands and proceed on the basis that such a law is no law at all.

Author: Justice William O. Douglas, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution citizen laws legislature constitutional williamodouglas 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence

Author: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark, Source: Mapp vs. OhioSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government failure laws destroy charter tomcclark 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Virtually all reasonable laws are obeyed, not because they are the law, but because reasonable people would do that anyway. If you obey a law simply because it is the law, that's a pretty likely sign that it shouldn't be a law.

Author: Unknown, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty tyranny obedience laws unknown reasonable 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishment, quoted by Thomas Jefferson in Commonplace Book, 1774-1776Saved by sludgepickle in secondamendment laws guns 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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