18 Feb

#8 The Functions of Law

In this episode, we take a look at the two principle functions of law: order and justice. We review some of Cicero’s wisdom, including his advice about death. And we look at how morality and justice are the basis of so many laws, in spite of Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s statement that:

“Whenever a lawyer makes a moral observation in a case such as this, for me, the red flag of discrimination goes up.”

We referenced the following paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1957, 1958, 1959