I once sold a bike and then realized I had made a terrible mistake.I thought I was being smart by selling it to a friend so I could at least know what became of it.I started showing up unannounced on his doorstep just for a quick peek.His wife became alarmed at my odd behavior and threatened me with a restraining order if I didn't leave.He sold the bike to his brother in Georgia just to piss me off.We no longer speak to each other.
In a government of laws, the existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipotent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. If government becomes a lawbreaker it breeds contempt for law: it invites every man to become a law unto himself. It invites anarchy.-Justice Brandais