When a people reject God as their King, and make man or the State their king (I Sam. 8:7-9), God declares the consequences in 1 Sam. 8:11-18. - Rousas John Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law 34 (1973).
From AmericanVision.org: "Paul Robert's Justice Lifts the Nations is on the stairway in the Old Supreme Court Building in Lausanne where the judges had to pass each time before going to try a case. Robert wanted to remind them that the place which the Reformation gave to the Bible provided a basis not only for morals but for law."