"They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men."
John Adams
(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President
John Adams, Novanglus No. 7, March 6, 1775
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 -- jim k, Austin Tx      
How far we have traveled from rule of law to rule of men?

For me, it seems to be a long way.

 -- bruski, naples FL     
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    The referenced rule of law is an expos on the laws of nature and of nature's God (natural law). Where law is an inherent expression of that which 'IS' (gravity, science in general, mathematics, fiscal law, etc. - corporeal man being incapable of making law) legislatures define existing eternal law through an application of tools such as codes, ordinances, regulations, rules, statutes, etc. The de jure States united was to be a natural law jurisprudence, organized in a protective republican form of government (the rule of law). Carnal man, through concepts of he being god with ability to make law (legal positivism = rule of men), now through his occupying statist theocracy infesting this land, makes rules of men - enforced by police state tyranny. The carnal man's use of here stated tools are not as application representations of law BUT RATHER!, are given as laws themselves.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- Mary - MI      
    It's a tough one -- where do the laws come from if not from men? What is to stop a government of laws to make more and more laws -- and we have to obey because we say that is what a republic is?

    But what law? Common Law, Commercial Law, Military Law, Natural Law, Canonical Law, Sharia Law?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    ( Natural Law ) Demands honesty with verity to stand before God. Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. I Timothy 2:4.
    For there is seat of mercy, and on each side there is Liberty and Freedom for all. Just as liberty and freedom contain 14 letters there are 14 days in the feast.
    Aletheia, verity, Truth, in all its fullness and scope !
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
     -- jim k, Austin      
     -- Mary, MI      
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