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Nicolás Gómez Dávila on Laws

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#1330

The plethora of laws is a sign that nobody knows anymore how to command intelligently.

Or that nobody knows anymore how to obey freely.

#1312

Dying societies accumulate laws like dying men accumulate remedies.

I talked with a Republican recently about how complex gun laws that lay people can’t follow result in higher crime. He said, “Once you find that you’ve broken laws without even knowing it, you start to fancy yourself an outlaw. And it’s quite liberating!”

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June 24, 2010 at 2:34 pm

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