Tuesday, April 25, 2006

HOTR on Society and Law

The Republic was unique in the world comity of nations for its complete lack of hypocrisy. It preached a stern and uncompromising truth and justice, and it practiced those things as well in a manner unknown since the early days of the republic of Rome. Adolf Hitler had always held civitas to be a paramount virtue, and although the Republic was by no means a National Socialist state…its moral and civic code was pure NS. NAR politics and policy were remarkable for their almost total lack of the kind of gray areas that abounded in other governments. Cicero had said that existence of many laws was the sign of a corrupt society. The Republic’s entire criminal code was contained in a single slim volume of two hundred and twenty pages, in fourteen-point type to boot, clear and easy to read in every sense.

--“The Hill of the Ravens”, pg. 100

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