Sunday, January 15, 2012
In the words of our City's patron saint, Saint Augustin of Hippo, "An unjust law is no law at all."
The patron saint of our Nation's Oldest European-founded City, Saint Augustine of Hippo, wrote that "an unjust law is no law at all. Rulers who enact unjust laws are wicked and unlawful authorities. In The City of God, Saint Augustine explains that a civil authority that has no regard for justice cannot be distinguished from a band of robbers. "Justice being taken away, then, what are kingdoms but great robberies? For what are robberies themselves, but little kingdoms?"