Sunday, December 27, 2009

Quote of the Day

It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known and less fixed? 
- James Madison

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brim over I agree but I contemplate the list inform should have more info then it has.

Roland Hansen said...

The law is not always just; and, what is just is not always the law.

Tim Higgins said...

Roland,

I couldn't agree more on the subject of laws and justice. I found it an interesting however, in light of the recent penchant of Congress for writing 2000 page bills.

I also considered at as the year's end approaches and we all contemplate our federal tax returns once again.

Neither justice nor the law can be served when confusion reigns.