Why We Respect The Law (1950)





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Published on Dec 31, 2010

Ken steals some lumber from a construction site to build a backstop for his baseball team. He's not sure why the owner is raising such a ruckus about this, so he consults his father's lawyer.

In the most jaw-droppingly awful defense of the law ever put to film, the lawyer steals Ken's shoes, imagines a world where hillbillies attack homes at random, and makes the following deductions:

- The universe has physical laws, therefore laws are a part of nature.
- A child who starts out stealing pennies from his mother's change will end up an armed felon.

He actually says, "Peace and happiness are impossible unless our individual possessions are secure." So remember kids, things = happiness.

For pure 50s Cold War mentality this is a must see!

Director: Gil Altschul
Producer: Gil Altschul
Production Company: Coronet Instructional Films


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