The great contribution of western civilization is the notion that the power of government must be constrained by laws.
This doesn’t mean that all laws (or even most laws) are good. But, as explained in this video, if the choice is between the “rule of man” (the arbitrary and capricious exercise of power) and the “rule of law,” there’s no contest.
And it’s why some people get very upset when, for instance, the Obama Administration chooses to unilaterally change – or simply chooses to not enforce – certain laws that are inconvenient to the President’s agenda.
But while the rule of law has been eroding in the United States, the good news is that we still rank in the top 20…
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