John Leo Quote

“You can't run a society or cope with its problems if people are not held accountable for what they do.”

~ John Leo

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

Who's "running" the society ? Who are the chattel to be run ? "held accountable for what ? Leo, a compelled compliance, license, victimless crime devotee has summed up well the New World Order.

Howard, Bangkok

LMAO, I would have liked it if he would have put a period at the end of "You can't run a society". How about individuals being held responsible for their actions instead?

J Carlton, Calgary

How about a basic justice system that's actually enforced?

watchman 13, USA

The statement is true, as a parent who corrects his children.
They must be held accountable. So also is it with those that rule or govern if you will. Many things are set in parallel as also understanding and the codification of all knowledge. Science makes proof of this fact as measurement becomes more accurate. The investigation revels the facts. Created in Gods image we are. Knowing good and evil we must learn.
It is a sore travail given to individuals.
To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice , and judgment, and equity. To give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. The God of nature is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. I bring to light this knowledge for this is the inspiration of our founding fathers.
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry , and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
We do put our trust in a document drafted with this wisdom of liberty and freedom. ( doctrines thereof ) engrained in our very being ! In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. It is advised to all that wish to be upright in conversation to take a stand for that which is right in behavior.
Be as good as you can be.
Whoso Loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. Humility of mind brings favor.
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the forward mouth do I hate.
These words are sharper than any two edged sword.
Enough now of this conversation for I must be about working for a judge to finish up a remodel of an old house by the sea.
The foundation is good but the floor walked upon had to be rebuilt. Along with other things. Let experience be our guide.

Mike, Norwalk

watchman13; your: "The statement is true, as a parent who corrects his children" being understood within the scope of family, is correct. I also enjoyed the rest of your comment. Within a scope of body politic, most specifically a representative republic (where individual sovereigns have servants that represent their inalienable rights, as was the de jure States united) the statement only applies to a despotic legal positivism where the laws of nature and nature's god are antithetical to the referenced system. A de jure justice system is also suspended when the statement's police state becomes applied reality. Law enforcement is an oxymoron. The Divinely inspired system of individual sovereigns being lawfully supreme entities to their representative servants is diametrically opposed to the statist controllers with their anti-law compelled compliance, victimless crimes, license, larceny with impunity and non-recognition of inalienable rights.

E Archer, NYC

Kind of twisted logic. 'You can't run a society'? Frankly I don't want society 'run' at all -- it runs by itself if you let it. However, I do agree that our elected officials and hired bureaucrats SHOULD be held accountable just like the average citizen -- it has become far too common for officials to exercise power wrongfully and face no consequences. Pick any alphabet agency at random, and the use of threats and intimidation are all too prevalent as their modus operandi. 'Power assumes its own correctness.'


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