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Comment: Re:If he wants to help (Score 3, Insightful) 162

by soupdevil (#34714774) Attached to: What Can a Lawyer Do For Open Source?
At its ideal best, the US is a society of ideas, and those ideas are expressed in laws. Previously, societies were based on ethnicity, race, religion or military prowess. In a society of ideas, disputes should not be decided by guns, or by priests. Who else, then? If we got rid of the lawyers we would need to replace them with something quite similar.

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