Behind every law are the guns of the state pointed at the citizenry.
Law is the justification for the existence of the state and the excuse for the state to use force and incarceration against the people.
Laws have nothing to do with justice, fairness, morality, or ethics. They are merely proof that a bunch of politicians agreed on something at a point in time.
And those politicians act out of political self interest, pandering to donors or constituents. Justice and morality have no hold on politicians.
Many of the greatest crimes in history were legal.
Burning witches was legal. Slavery was legal. Child labor was legal. Women as chattel was legal. The Nazi Holocaust was legal. Banning women from owning property and voting was legal. Jim Crow was legal. Segregation was legal.
Those who opposed those outrages were outlaws. Criminal dissidents. Enemies of society and the state. Liberals.
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