Quote from Justice Louis D. Brandeis,
"The government is the potent omnipresent teacher. For good or ill it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that the end justifies the means -- to declare that the government may commit crimes -- would bring terrible retribution."
Justice Louis D. Brandeis (more quotes by Justice Louis D. Brandeis or books by/about Justice Louis D. Brandeis)
(1856-1941) US Supreme Court Justice
Olmstead v. United States, 277 US 438, 1928
Anarchy, Conscience, Corruption, Crime, Government, Hypocrisy, Law, Prison, Usurpation