It is equally deplorable that, in 1992, the words of Francis Bacon are still unheeded by a legal system that purports to embrace the principle of impartiality in arriving at its judgments.
'Revenge,' wrote Bacon, 'is a kind of wild justice which, the more Man's nature runs to, the more ought Law to weed it out. For the first offence doth but offend the Law; the second offence putteth the Law out of office.'
Bourne End, Buckinghamshire
3 OctoberReuse content