“When I die let the world be destroyed by fire — I do not care, I will be safe.”
versus the desire to have our wishes enacted by the execution of a “Last Will and Testament”.
CHESTERTON writes that conservatism is the widest form of democracy as it gives a vote to the dead as well as the living.
Yet I have heard that the law deliberately trammels the hands of the dead.
“I leave my fortune to my heirs on the condition that my daughters-in-laws, grand-daughters-in-laws, great-grand-daughters-in-laws and so on to perpetuity be required to squat naked above a camera and place the resulting photograph of their hind parts upon my GRAVE; if this requirement is not followed in minute particulars as instructed in these codicils then my entire fortune I leave to the establishment and maintaining of a discotheque for cats.” says the dead man.
“Tough luck, pervert.” says The Law.