"Laws control the lesser man.
Right conduct controls the greater one."
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Speaks volumes to the character of the legislators, judiciary, and executive that add to their glory by the ton.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN      
    Apparently government sees us all as "lesser men" as rights and laws got divorced a long time ago.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Nice idea but I am thinking how Chinese life historically was controlled by "laws" surronding every action. You know "Confucius say this Confucius say that" etc.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
    A nice reminder that I am not controlled by the law but by my own moral judgemet which my every decision is based upon, and tends to be right in the eyes of the law as opposed to simply conforming to the rules.
     -- Natalie, Turton, Nottingham     
    Turn people into lesser men, and you will need to control them. Encourage the best of humanity, and watch men shine. It's the old 'teach a man to fish' story.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- RobertSRQ     
    Too bad the greater ones are not in power.
     -- warren, olathe     
    I'll give all of them a 2nd perfect
     -- trinity dushon, S.F.,Calif     
     -- Allen, DC      
     -- Robert, St Emilion      
    ... Correct ... except it takes laws for some to conduct rightly.
     -- Bob, Charlotte     
    Look into the perfect Law of Liberty, forget not, be a goer and not only a hearer. I show you my faith by testimony and the fruits thereof by my works. Laws are for the lawless indeed. A lesser person will not turn, but for a bit and bridle in their mouth, An Upright person will walk at liberty among slaves.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
    A good example of an unjust law is a law that imprisons a person for growing or possessing marijuana . That's why we have a batch of new prisons and all jails are half full of non violent people. My drug of choice is caffeine via coffee.
     -- jim k, Austin     
     -- jim k, Austin      
    Lame. Laws are only valid from Nature and Natures God. Those laws are followed by the greater man.
     -- Don Lee, Reno     
    And how are we to come to know Natural law?  How are we to be sure that man's laws are in accordance with the God of Nature?  It is the same as determining what is 'right conduct.'  So, the greater man does what he has determined to be right, no matter the laws.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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