We're Late

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 04 Aug 2007 11:10:12 GMT  <== Humor ==> 

From Counting Cats at Samizdata:

An Emperor of ancient China decided that the best way of stamping out trouble was to make all punishments draconian.

Two soldiers were making their way back from leave and one asked the other - "What is the punishment for being late?"

"Death" replied the second.

"What is the punishment for rebellion?" asked the first?

"Death" replied the second, again.

"Well" said the first, "we're late."

Laws which treat the people with contempt result in the state being treated with contempt.

Add comment Edit post Add post