The Way of the General: On Adjudication
When rulers adjudicate criminal cases and execute punishments, they worry that they may be unclear. The innocent may be punished while the guilty may be released.
The powerful may arrogate to themselves alone the right to speak, while the powerless may have their rights infringed upon by those who bear grudges against them.
Honesty may be distorted; those who are wronged may not get a chance to express themselves. The trustworthy may be suspected; the loyal may be attacked.
These are all perversions, problems causing disaster and violence, aberrations causing calamity and chaos.
It is pertinent to note than that even the Ancients considered the existence of just laws to be of paramount importance, in ensuring the security and stability of a nation.
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