The Freedom Fellowship - Extended Entries: Constitution: Just a Piece of Paper?
by Fred Marshall Jr.
August 20, 2008
There are men who beat their wives who are never reported (it's a safe bet more such men are in law enforcement than in any other single profession). There are men whose lives are ruined by wives who falsely accuse them of physical abuse. Laws protect neither the battered wife nor the innocent husband or boyfriend. Laws just appear on pages of books sitting on bookshelves. They protect nobody and they punish nobody, in much the same way that guns harm nobody, of and by themselves. What matters is which laws are, and are not, enforced and upon whom they are, and are not, enforced.
"Stop throwing the Constitution in my face," Bush screamed back. "It's just a goddamned piece of paper!"