Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on February 16, 2012

in Complexity & Emergence, Law, Reality Is Not Optional

… is from page 178 of the 1998 Liberty Fund edition of the Hanley translation of Heinrich Rommen’s 1936 book The Natural Law:

It is a universal conviction of mankind that morality is a higher norm than the positive law.  This conviction is so universal that lawmakers and judges continually appeal to morality; and every revolutionary relies upon a moral, higher law of justice in his opposition to the positive law.

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