Law, within the United States, has moved steadily to enforce a totalitarian and equalitarian principle. The state is becoming the total institution, comprehending the life and property of man. The state can confiscate all things to insure its own existence, because the state has implicitly become the basic value. If the ultimate principle upon which governments depend is equality, then the law will be used to regulate the operation and the organization of the law to create equality. Equality, though, is a mathematical term. It is impossible to apply a mathematical abstraction to man. The concept of equality is closely related to the teachings of Karl Marx. The consequence is that the people are levelled, stripped of power, to create a state which is not equal to the people but far superior and able to crush them.