A Government of Men, Not Laws

posted May 23, 2015, 5:58 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 23, 2015, 5:58 PM ]
“There is no good government but what is republican," John Adams wrote. "The very definition of a republic is 'an empire of laws, and not of men." Adams meant that a government in which law is applied at the discretion of powerful people is a bad government. The law must be applied in a straightforward, non-arbitrary fashion or the entire governmental system should be called into question.  -  Ben Shapiro