"There is but one law for all, namely,
that law which governs all law,
the law of our Creator,
the law of humanity, justice, equity --
the law of nature, and of nations."
Edmund Burke
(1729-1797) Irish-born British statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker
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Sounds too much like the line of thought that justifies killing doctors just because one disagrees with them... blame it all on "the creator"...
 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
    Amen! It's just too bad that our so-called "christian" leaders don't believe this to be true!
     -- ray     
    Just think: the omnipotence of a creator who in his omnicience creates a law and then permits or commands it to be treated as offal. What kind of cognitive dissonance is that?
     -- Dick Trice, Fort Worth     
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
    it is so good...it is the best...
     -- annaylla, pasig     
    Burke here summed up what was to be the foundation of a free Representative Republic. Burke's reference is to the founder's understanding of natural law (science, math, man's relationship to man, etc.) By way of example: the "law" of gravity explains when an individual steps off a curb, down is one of the directions that takes place - no matter what Dick's god legislates, adjudicates or enforces. No matter what corporeal man states, reasons, supposes, thinks or puts to logic, legislation, adjudication, or executes, the law of nature and of nature's God (natural law) will ultimately prevail.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Boy, how the supreme court of the universe in DC would disagree with this statement.
     -- cal, Lewisville, tx     
    Subjective fact, What you think want change it. Go Mike.
     -- watchman 13, USA     
    Creator, One of the best of words, seven letters, 7 the number of completion, perfection. The Creator does make it simple.
     -- watchman 13, USA     
    If we could inculcate this into the minds of Barry Sortoro {aka Obama}, and the Communists in Congress and government schools, we could once again establish this nation as a Christian nation. Larry, Mt. Nebo, Pa.
     -- Larry, Mt Nebo     
     -- Rick Julius, Dallastown, PA      
    How true -- if only we could agree on what the one law is ... Did the law of gravity exist before Newton figured it out? What other natural 'laws' are we unaware of?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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