Well look at Nazi Germany where the leaders were the law, and the law the law the law had to be obeyed down to the last letter... Who stood up against the law??? It was the Catholics who as a group are most responsible for the rule of law that cast the deciding vote for the enabling act that made the will of hitler law.
Hmmm...If I remember right, there were those who did stand up against the law...called ‘The Allies’, and most of the Allies were Catholic. You are also looking at a law system that was ultimately short lived and self defeating. Does it not say something that you that you chose a law system reviled by most other law systems, and one that failed, as your example? And this you are using to justify your position of how ALL law systems don’t work?
Does it not say something that you tried to avoid looking at “places with large populations were law and order has broken down, or barely functions”
Law is the destruction of commuities
In the current democratic system - Laws functioned quite well with community spirit for many centuries, so this is incorrect, even though the present system is breaking down communities...but that is not about laws per se (although they are used), but about a corrupted system of government joined with a people willing to be bought.
Not really short lived... Hitler was simply the end rather than the begining of anything... All the roads of the former reiches, and the family, arts and religion all pointed toward him, and even, god forbid, their science and philosophy... He was not unnatural, and what he called for was to them, no unusual... He touched a common chord with them...
Look... Civilization is not alone synonymous with sin, but also with law, and while no civilization could exist without law, it has been law that has been their destruction... When a person may have what they want without justice only by control of the law, they take peace through law and order for granted when it is not, and while they may continue on for a while in that fashion, forcing good behavior rather than having social behavior as a relationship growing out of justice, then, They first weaken their society and then destroy it unless people can renew their society with revolution, which is rare... The stories of destroyed civilizations are many, and the stories of revolutions are rare...