August 17, 2005

A Quote

"When you break the the big laws, you do not get liberty; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws."

--G. K. Chesterton

4 comments:

Tim said...

Is there more context to this? I'm not sure I understand (nor does my mom). With "big laws" I assume he's talking about the Natural Law, and the "small laws" would be Civil Law. "When you break the natural law, you get problems which we try to counteract with more civil law"--is this it?

Karen G. said...

Makes sense to me! When we break the law, "Love thy neighbor as thyself," we end up taking our shoes off at airports to see if anyone has packed theirs with explosives...

fa-so-la-la said...

Exactly! Precisely! You got it!

That's a very good example, by the way.

Thermodude said...

Right on.