THE IDEA THAT THE LAW IS HOLY IS A COSTLY MYTH | 2004-04-17
The legal system is just one more bureaucracy. It is dangerous to trust any bureaucracy. But the legal bureaucracy decides life and death issues. To trust THAT bureaucracy is fatal.
We have over two million lawyers in the United States. They produce nothing.
All those lawyers and their employees and their lawsuits and all the paperwork that is required to avoid lawsuits has been estimated to cost the American economy about two trillion dollars a year.
I think that estimate is low.
I hear Shrewd people saying, "America should have a government of Laws, not of Men."
Nobody asks them what the hell they are talking about.
There is no law that is not made by men, enforced by men, and screwed up by men.
The Constitution of the United States is the only authority it rests on
"We the People of the United States of America."
How can you say that and then turn around and say "We are a government of laws, not of men?"