Once upon a time a hare of philosophical temperament invited a politically oriented fox to dinner. During the entree the hare presented an interesting argument on the relativity of all law and morals, stressing that each beast, in the final analysis, has a right to his own legal system. The fox did not find this argument entirely convincing on the intellectual level, but was much impressed with it practically. For dessert he ate the hare: lapin `a la creme.

Moral: One’s philosophical viewpoint can be of immense practical consequence, especially when the stakes (steaks?) are high. — John Warwick Montgomery, The Law above the Law