Rule of law exists when government officials don’t have arbitrary power. In other words, rule of law is present when even politicians and bureaucrats have to adhere to laws and rules.
Where is the rule of law strongest? According to the World Justice Project, Scandinavian nations are at the top, led by Denmark. …
You’ll notice I had to include 27 nations in order to see where the United States ranks.
That’s depressing, especially considering that the U.S. ranked #19 when I first wrote about this report back in 2014.
But at least we’re not Venezuela (gee, what a surprise), which is in last place of the 139 nations included in the rankings.
Readers also should note that the dismal rankings of some other major nations, most notably China (#98) and Russia (#101).
In the west, the US is leading the way in replacing rule of law with selective enforcement by the bureaucracy. It’s happening throughout the west, in a suspiciously-coordinated fashion.