For pity is the virtue of the law

Image: Lady Justice – William Cho/Creative Commons Once upon a time a political leader said: “No one is above the law in this country…There is a process to be followed.” I choose here to forego the naming of that leader. My interest lies in the discussion of significances. “Which law are you talking about?” you may ask.Continue reading “For pity is the virtue of the law”

Trust Me I’m A Politician

(An essay revised in January 2019) Politics is in the air just now. When is it not? I’ve been thinking of all the votes I’ve cast during my 85 years. Suddenly I found myself hunting up this list of dubious political statements, possibly to help my fellow voters make better judgements. So there we are.Continue reading “Trust Me I’m A Politician”

On The Matter Of Unjust Laws

Obedience to the Law is on our Australian minds just now. Fascinating questions on a recent  ABC’s 7.30 Report concerning cutbacks to penalty rates and obeying the law as a duty. Just thinking… Saint Augustine: An Opinion A law proven unjust is no longer a law. Now here is a law passed by a democratically elected government:Continue reading “On The Matter Of Unjust Laws”