Quote Originally Posted by mrcallow

It has great value. It is a public building that deals in justice. Its business is justice. The depiction of a lynching is all about justice.
This makes some sense, but then I ask, isn`t the courthouse the symbol of a more tolerant law system? Isn`t lynching a barbaric concept, maybe lawless even?
But again, mrcallow has a point, can be also interpreted as an evolution from a barbarian phase to a more civilized one.

Tricky, all the points presented here are indeed very valid.