Thinking about it #2

As I have always understood it, from Hammurabi and Solon onwards, the purpose of “Law” was to protect the weak against the strong and the poor against the rich. I wonder what went wrong…



5 thoughts on “Thinking about it #2

    • The strong do not need protection from the weak, the rich do not need protection from the poor; the “Law” (apparently) exists to redress the balance of power. If it does not do this then it would seem to have no function or have been perverted to simply become another tool of the State to guarantee the social status quo. Would any other definition simply deny the “Law” any separate or real purpose, and what would that mean for every constitution ever devised?

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