I absolutely loved this quote:

No sketch of Harold Berman can be complete without a reference to an epigram in which he summarized children’s natural grasp of natural law: A child says, ‘It’s my toy.’ That’s property law,” he said. “A child says, ‘You promised me.’ That’s contract law. A child says, ‘He hit me first.’ That’s criminal law. A child says, ‘Daddy said I could.’ That’s constitutional law.”

At some point I will have to post on a kid I had who used the concepts of arguing for gay marriage so that he may talk to his friend that he was not supposed to be talking to. It was brilliant. I told the kid he should go to law school. But I didn’t let him talk to his friend.


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3 Responses to Child Court

  1. Scarlet Knight says:

    I told the kid he should go to law school.

    This SHOULD be said to kids who are good at research or good at writing. Instead it said to kids who are good BS artists.

  2. trumwill says:

    It actually probably SHOULD be said to nobody.

    The kid was an honors student (for this class at least), though, and one of the first to finish his assignment. Seemed reasonably bright beyond sheer BSitude. Didn’t see his grades, though.

  3. Scarlet Knight says:

    It actually probably SHOULD be said to nobody.

    You are correct.

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