The individual person is the only real entity of any human consideration. All other considerations are logical, or rationalized, realities, and in themselves have only a reality relative to the mind of man.
Any consideration of any existent institution cannot significantly dislodge itself from the “ens realis” of the human person.
No institution, then, is supreme in its nature, but at the service of the human person. No institution is superior in nature to each and every individual human being.
More specifically, every institution is at the service of the weak amongst men and women. It serves them by defending them against the abuse of the strong. This is the specific reason why institutions were begun, and their sufficient reason to exist.
Each and every institution, in other words, was brought about by man to defend the interests of the weak from the oppression and exploitation of the strong. The family, laws, the mother and father figures, Churches, States, religions, governments, courts, taxes, schools, the police, lawyers, parliament, money, oaths, contracts, judges, magistrates, prime ministers, presidents, bishops, popes, banks, and any other institution, whether private or public, was formed and fashioned for the protection of the weak.
When, as frequently happens, institutions go beyond their function, or exceed their powers, in such a way that they cease being a defense for the weak, and become solely a defense of themselves, they empower the strong to abuse their strength over the weak. When this happens, human individuals suffer. In such cases, indeed, institutions become tools of torment and oppression in the hands of the strong against the interests of the weak.
Thus, from the misuse of institutions by the strong, crime is bred in the weak. Crime is most frequently an attempt by the weak and the oppressed — counter-productive in its nature — to fight back the abuses that the strong inflict through the institutions they control and manipulate.
Our institution defends the weak against the institutionalized oppression, past and present, of the strong.