Rationalization’s Bedrock

When pushed beyond the limits of their own justifications, agents acting on behalf of arbitrary authority can only resort to meaningless tautology.


Rosa Parks: “Why do you push us around?” Officer: “I don’t know but the law is the law and you’re under arrest.”

Quiet Strength: the faith, the hope, and the heart of a woman who changed a nation. Reflections by Rosa Parks with Gregory J. Reed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Pub. House, 1994. p23.


Sorry, officer. The law is not always The Law.

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