Monthly Archives: July 2003

Respectable Law

It is hard to respect laws that are inconsistent, arbitrary, and subject to change based on political correctness. Consider mens rea, the principle of law that says a crime must also include intent to do harm. This is a cornerstone principle from English law with an ancestry that goes back to the Magna Carta. Recent Gwinnett Daily Post articles informed us about two different sets of traffic fatalities that touch on mens rea.