December 28, 2015
But I Was Just Following Orders . . .
When it comes to man's law, legality and morality are two separate things. They often align with one another, but they contradict one another quite often as well. Those who use the legality of immoral actions to justify said actions will not have a leg to stand on before the Judge of the universe. On Judgment Day, the phrase "I was just following orders" will be about as helpful as it was at Nuremberg. You'll have to look elsewhere for your get-out-of-Hell-free card. That goes for cops too. A badge does not grant its wearer extra rights, nor does it exempt one from the requirements of God's law (link).