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Rule of Law, software, and stray cows

TURBU Tech – One of the hallmarks of a society that values freedom is the concept of Rule of Law, which basically means that people, even the people in charge, can’t just arbitrarily decide that they don’t like what someone else is doing and act to stop them or punish them for it.  Instead we have laws that explain what’s not allowed, what the punishment for breaking them is, and how they are to be administered.  That administration part is important.  It means that if my neighbor steals something from me, I can’t go and throw him in prison, even if the punishment for it is prison ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 2010-11-16 01:04

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