Because it is the nest from which laws are hatched, forms and systems of government are hotly contested by lawyers, from those constitutional to any other case where a reference to democracy might sway judge or jury.

Poetic Justice: Law Poems presents this short extract from Essays on Man, poet Alexander Pope (pictured; 1688-1744) suggests that, at the end of the day, man's salvation may just rest in a seven-letter word. Pope's energy may have sprouted from a long list of childhood illnesses which left him hunchbacked: his height at adulthood was only 4'6" (1.42M).

Pope was one of England's most renowned poets. When he first published the Essays on Man, he did so anonymously and to much praise, thereby embarrassing his critics.

Alexander PopeFor forms of government let fools contest
Whate'er is best administered is best.
For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight;
He can't be wrong whose life is in the right.

In faith and hope the world will disagree
But all mankind's concern is charity.
And all must be false that thwart this one great end.
And all of God, that bless mankind or mend.


Duhaime, Lloyd, Poetic Justice: Law Poems