Grand County invited to celebrate rule of law on Law Day
April 29, 2008
To the Editor:
When you can step off a sidewalk, trusting that traffic will stop at the stop sign and not run you down, you can thank the rule of law. When you buy a car and trust that it will work as promised or be fixed, you can thank the rule of law. And, when you have elected the officials who set fair and equitable government policies, you can thank the rule of law.
The rule of law is the framework for our community and our country. It is what enables us to work together, providing a foundation for how we interact with each other on a personal and public level. Rule of law provides police and firefighters to keep people safe, provides for public health to protect communities, provides education for our children and makes provisions for businesses to sell goods, create jobs and deliver economic benefits.
Simply put, the rule of law touches each of us every day because without the rule of law, there is neither order nor liberty.
On May 1, the Continental Divide Bar Association joins with the Colorado Bar Association and the American Bar Association, as well as other state and local bar associations around the United States in observing Law Day. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Law Day, a day set aside by President Dwight Eisenhower and then by Congress to acknowledge the importance of the rule of law in our society.
The members of the Continental Divide Bar Association invite you to learn more about the rule of law by visiting http://www.lawday.org.
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Inga Causey, President
Continental Divide Bar Association