Comment: The worst law: The Constitution

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The worst law: The Constitution

You make an excellent argument that the Apportionment Act of 1911 was indeed a terrible law, but for the WORST, I'm going to suggest the US Constitution itself.

The Constitution is the foundation for the myth that some men (the gang named "government," however constituted) have a moral right to rule others, which entails such beliefs as:

Robbery becomes morally proper when it's done by "government agents" who call it "taxation" or "eminent domain."

Enslavement becomes morally proper when the freedoms to act (in any non-coercive manner)and to keep the fruits of ones own labor are abridged by "government" orders and threats (a.k.a. "laws").

Murder becomes morally proper when "government" names it "war" or "law enforcement."

One particular bad "law" isn't the central problem; the institution of government itself -- the superstition that some men can be "rightful rulers," and not bound by the constraints of individual morality -- that's the problem.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...