From Facebook (h/t +Skyler Thompson
-- there can't be two
Skyler Thompsons associated with 'Soap from Corpses', right?), https://www.facebook.com/groups/20416871387/permalink/10153784764941388/
A paladin is not bound to flawed law. Elemental Law cannot be found in any book in any plane.
The paladin is a mortal agent of that which is as good as possible for as many as possible; true lawful good strives not towards dogmatic rules but towards the best possible result.
The paladin is beyond the laws of mortals, despite their mortality, because the paladin is an antibody against corruption, against the sub-optimal, against evil, that operates not among the body of a mor...tal civilization but among the body of a great multiverse, a living organism greater than the mortal mind can conceive that is at all points plagued eternally by true evil in all of its myriad forms. Be that cruelty, pettiness, destructiveness, or merely wastefulness, the paladin must strive against it all.
The paladin must strive to do the perfect thing in every possible situation. This is something the paladin cannot do. They are fallible, mortal. But this does not mean that they cannot try. To say that the paladin is not bound to a strict set of rules that are immutable is not to say that they do not walk a strict path; indeed, the paladin knows there is only ever one perfect solution to each problem that existence is drowning in.
It is simply that dogma is a crutch for the weak-minded.