Our Threatened Freedom
Is It Safe To Rely On The Law? (03:13)
R.J. Rushdoony: 00:01 Is it safe to rely on the law? This is R. J. Rushdoony with a report on our threatened freedom.
R.J. Rushdoony: 00:08 In this age of overprotection, we have laws and regulations to protect us from every kind of problem, and from fraud. How good are these laws and codes? Someone I know had a house built. A very superior one in design and planning. He moved into it happily, only to encounter some problems. Some minor and some not so minor. One serious problem was the fireplace which began [inaudible 00:00:36] to leave the house. Now the house had been built according to code and had been inspected and met all specifications. In such a situation, what do you do? The building department of the county said it was a matter between himself and the masonry firm. The mason had gone out of business, but was also back in business under another name, so the original contracting firm was now non-existent.
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R.J. Rushdoony: 01:14 Another friend moved into a newly built house and after the first heavy storm the builder was back to crawl to the attic to check on the roof, to examine things under the house and then to make a minor change or two to ensure doubly that no problem would ensue. My friend was protected, not by the code, but by the contractor. The difference
R.J. Rushdoony: 02:02 No code can be framed which a crooked man will not twist, exploit or corrupt. By placing our confidence
R.J. Rushdoony: 03:08 This has been R. J. Rushdoony with a report on our threatened freedom.
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