Tag Archives: Rule of Law

First Principles: The Judiciary Is Not Meant To Override the Other Branches

“[T]he opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Exceptional

Thinking in terms of the national There are few things as exceptional Than the gifts of freedom and liberty Paid for at the foot of that given tree Where mankind pines for freedom Safe from the tyrannical kingdoms And where … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Rule of Law Is What Makes Society Stable

“I believe that the main lesson which our generation has learnt is that we must find a new limit for the activities of government, a limit which leaves ample scope for sensible experimentation but which secures the freedom of the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Democracy Rapidly Deteriorates Into the Law of the Jungle

“Democracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Free Expression and Rule of Law Are Necessary To Freedom

“Two things form the bedrock of any open society – freedom of expression and rule of law.  If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free country.” – Salman Rushdie, quote from the  January 16, 2008, The Times … Continue reading

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First Principles – On the Impartiality of Justice

“Without justice being freely, fully, and impartially administered, neither our persons, nor our rights, nor our property, can be protected. And if these, or either of them, are regulated by no certain laws, and are subject to no certain principles, … Continue reading

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