The better the society, the less law there will be. In Heaven there will be no law, and the lion will lie down with the lamb. . . . The worse the society, the more law there will be. In Hell there will be nothing but law, and due process will be meticulously observed.
Grant Gilmore (1910-1982), one of the principal architects of modern American contract law, taught at the Yale and University of Chicago law schools. If he is correct, the United States is a very, very, VERY bad society.