The Rule of Law (John Locke wanted law to be predictable (Lord John…
The Rule of Law
John Locke wanted law to be predictable
would make people free
Government enemy #1 to rule of law.
Lord John Dalberg- Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
People are unwilling to criticize the leaders we like.
We are key threat #2
Apply to broad categories of people
Can't do bill of attainer
Can't punish for things in the past
Drunk Driver Example
Laws have to be public and well known
Laws have to be applied equally to everyone
Civil forfeiture laws
How much power do we want centralized in the government?
Do we have fair rules for the creation and enforcement of our rules.