Context: Right now up here, a former prominent CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi, is on trial for sexual assault. His lawyer is, of course, doing her job by cross-examining witnesses and presenting evidence contradicting their testimony. This has certain people all abuzz about how not automatically believing claims of sexual assault and instead trying to introduce doubt about them somehow violates Canadian values and Charter rights, even though Ghomeshi's right to this is called due process and is guaranteed by said Charter.
And so I, like the author of the article, quote from A Man For All Seasons:
Roper: "So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!"
More: "Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?"
Roper: "I'd cut down every law in England to do that!"
More: "Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned 'round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man's laws, not God's! And if you cut them down, and you're just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake!"