"Law has become lawless"

“GOVERNMENT has become ungovernable; that is, it cannot leave off governing. Law has become lawless; that is, it cannot see where laws should stop. The chief feature of our time is the meekness of the mob and the madness of the government.”

~G.K. Chesterton: Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State.