This is another one of those little gems R.J. Rushdoony wrote for “The California Farmer,” this one published in 1972–and still sharply relevant today.
These days, we wonder why our laws don’t seem to protect us: why our plethora of gun laws, for instance, doesn’t protect us from school shootings.
“If men are not godly,” Rushdoony wrote, “the best-intentioned laws can serve ungodly and lawless ends.” Makes me think of our so-called immigration laws. Character is more important than any written law.
If people aren’t motivated to obey the laws… they won’t. And you can count on them to twist the laws around for purposes that were never intended when the laws were passed.