Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Policing the Police

"Who will guard the guardians?"

Smle41 wonders what happens when civil authority oversteps it's bounds...

From Kicking Broadswords:
Which brings me to a question that I need answered. St. Paul wrote, famously, that evildoers must fear the civil government, and that the civil authority does not bear the sword in vain. What about when good men must fear the civil government, for it propegates and protects evildoers? What about when the civil authority does bear the sword in vain, not to protect order but to protect itself? When it serves not the law, not society, but it's own, greedy, power-hungry self?

Good question. Anyone?