Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Something Somebody Needs To Tell The Commander Guy

I read this comment in the thread after an article at the New York Times site entitled Law School Classmates Criticize Gonzales. Sam Thornton's comment touches a truth so fundamental it is easily overlooked. Ultimately, it is a truth impossible to ignore.

May 14th,
8:54 pm

There is a basic question at issue here: if a country’s leaders not only refuse to be bound by the rule of law, but flaunt their refusal, why should any citizen agree to be bound by any law?

The social fabric is one created by mutual consent. Absent the mutuality, there is no consent.

— Posted by Sam Thornton