I'd like my fellow americans to get this
The mission of the law is not to oppress persons
and plunder them of their property, even though
the law may be acting in a philanthropic spirit.
Its purpose is to protect persons and property.
If you exceed this proper limit - if you attempt to
make the law religious, fraternal, equalizing,
philanthropic, industrial, or artistic - you will
then be lost in uncharted territory, in ‘vagueness
and uncertainty, in a forced utopia or, even
worse, in a multitude of utopias, each striving to
seize the law and impose it on you."
Frederic Bastien The Law