Who are the lawmakers? And why, in the first place, are laws needed; are governments, armies and the police needed. For what? – to keep you enslaved forever, giving you good promises but never delivering the goods. It is time that man should move his attention from laws – they have not been helpful, they have been harmful and poisonous – toward love.
Except love, there should be no law.
And if people’s hearts are full of love there is no need of law at all.
Then a lawyer said: But what of our laws? And he answered: You delight in laying down laws… You delight because those laws make you powerful, yet you delight more in breaking them. A truth that cannot be denied is that most of the politicians come from the profession of law. And the greatest criminals in the world come from the profession of law. Knowing the law, they know all the loopholes. The innocent has no way to understand the legal jargon.
Mulla Nasruddin had gone to a lawyer and said, “I want your help. These are the charges the opposite party is putting against me. What do you say?”
The lawyer said, “You need not worry. I promise you that nobody can save whoever committed these crimes you related to me, except a great legal expert – and you have come to the right person.”
Then Mulla started to leave the room. The legal expert said, “But what about my fee? – because I always take half of the fee in advance and half when you are victorious.”
Mulla Nasruddin said, “These are not the crimes committed by me, these are the crimes committed by the other party. I don’t need your help.”
Go to any lawyer and he is ready to fight for you. Certainly both of the contesting parties cannot be right; they can both be wrong but they cannot both be right. As far as right is concerned, only one can be right.
But no lawyer says to his clients, “Your case is weak and you cannot win.” He would lose his whole profession. Even to the murderer he says, “Don’t be worried. If I am to defend you, you have not committed murder. Forget all about it, you must have dreamed it.” A strange profession: two lawyers have to be paid, the judge has to be paid – out of the pockets of people who have no business in it.
If crime disappears from the world lawyers will disappear, judges will disappear, courts will disappear. They show our ugliness and they show our unintelligence.