"It was the Law of the Sea, they said.
Civilization ends at the waterline.
Beyond that, we all enter the food chain,
and not always right at the top."
by:
Hunter S. Thompson
(1937-2005) American journalist, author. Credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism
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 -- sam, tampa     
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     -- uberladen, oaktown      
    There is an obvious difference between Maritime law and the Law of the Land or, Common Law.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Great! but I think today it is the other way round...
     -- RobertSRQ     
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    Marvelous insight shown by this allegory (don't be fooled into taking all he says literally, anymore than the classic collections of stories and fairy tales are to be taken literally).
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
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    "Civilization" may end at the water line but certainly all of the crap it produces does not, and has an effect on the largest and smallest of the food chain.
     -- Bruce, 'Bama     
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    Interesting. I recommend digging further into how the American justice system has devolved from Common Law to Admiralty/Maritime Law. Note the gold fringed flag in today's court rooms indicating that it is an Admiralty-Maritime jurisdiction. Sad, very sad -- piece by piece the American Republic has been corrupted -- the justice system is a complete sham.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    With out the contexts it was taken from it means little to me.
     -- warren, olathe     
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