"It is an approved maxim in war,
never to do what the enemy wishes you to do,
for this reason alone, that he desires it."
Napoleon Bonaparte
(1769-1821) French emperor
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I like it a lot. The currant degenerate malefactors infesting this land are at war against natural law (with all that addresses such), liberty, individual inalienable rights as well as each person that desires to live therein or thereby. I choose not to be a slave as the enemy occupying this land would have me.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Ronw13, OR     
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    The common man is constantly at war, defending his rights from encroachment by his fellows and those in positions of power seeking to rule all. Beware of any dishonorable governments' proposals -- their intent is to subjugate not liberate. Most of these 'solutions' dis-empower the individual and transfer that power to an army of bureaucrats working for the-powers-that-should-not-be.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- abby      

    Philosophy is an exercise in aesthetics, epistemology, logic, morals and metaphysics. Pure philosophy can never end in an ultimate conclusion or settle on an absolute fact / truth. Today’s public reference to “natural law” all most uniquely derives from academically accepted applications of philosophy. The laws of nature (or, “the laws of nature and of nature’s God” (Declaration of Independence)) is a legal domain that finitely structures a definitive absolute, factual science, and truth. Within corporeal man’s laws of nature applications, it is individual sovereign’s - rules of order (not theorized tyranny at law) that reigns. The laws of nature are absolutely dissimilar through corporeal man’s academic ventures from the philosophical natural law. The Hebrew reference “natural”, when considering temporal domain’s force of nature, law or a scientific norm is an extension of the law of nature. An example of the 1.) Rabbinical history / use of natural law and the 2.) Greek, academic or otherwise use of a philosophical natural law would be: 1:) morals derive from law of nature expression(s); and 2.) natural law is based on morals. The “natural law” that I often state is that of ancient Hebrew recognition and earliest common law practices, not the philosophical academics of such philosophers as Aquinas, Hobbs or other related politicos; - though, there are many overlapping similarities.

    Legal Positivism; Legal Positivism is arbitrary, “An arbitrary law is one made by the legislator simply because he wills it, and is not founded in the nature of things;” (Bouvier’s Law Dictionary) – Legal Positivism is most often “used in opposition to natural law” (Bouvier’s Law Dictionary). “law”, derived from nature, as expressed at Hebrew natural law, express an absolute. Legal definitions of individual sovereignty, inalienable rights and liberty always include "laws of nature" and on occasion use a phrase "natural" that relates thereto (not the philosophical academia's reference).

     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Don't worry about others wishes, perform the correct moral deed.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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