But the most foolish notion of all is the belief that everything is just which is found in the customs or laws of nations ... What of the many deadly, the many pestilential statutes which nations put in force?
These no more deserve to be called laws than the rules a band of robbers might pass in their assembly. For if ignorant and unskillful men have prescribed deadly poisons instead of healing drugs, these cannot possibly be called physicians' prescriptions; neither in a nation can a statute of any sort be called a law, even though the nation, in spite of being a ruinous regulation has accepted it.
(Ebenstein, Great Political Thinkers)
What say you?
Aaron B. Gardner