Someone tried to tell me: If everyone is free to do as he or she pleased society will quickly dissolve into chaos. Is it important that people abide by the law?
Here is my rebuttal.
Your question is wrong. You don’t understand what law is.
The laws that you expect people to obey are written laws created by artificial (graven) entities. The first sentence of the Declaration of Independence says that it is the divine laws of nature that entitle the United States to exist. The laws that entitle the U.S. to exist do not need to be written. Everyone is bound to the divine laws of nature. Maxim of Law: Ignorantia juris quod quisque tenetur scire, neminem excusat Ignorance of a law, which every one is bound to know, excuses no man.
We did not have a central government for the first ten books of the Bible. It was evil in the eyes of the Lord to elect a King to rule over us. (First Samuel 12:17). Christ at the Last Supper (Luke 22:25) told his Apostles that they are not to be like the princes of the pagans that take orders from “those who exercise authority over them”.
The Declaration of Independence also says that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, that to secure these God-given rights governments are instituted among men.
Just what is the divine law of nature? Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Law was a four volume law textbook that existed in the American Colonies when the States were writing their Constitutions. Blackstone’s Commentaries 7 page introduction to law says, among other things:
“… no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this: and such of them as are valid derive all their force, and all their authority, mediately or immediately, from this original..[divine law of nature] … Neither could any other law possibly exist; … for we are all equal, without any other superior but him who is the author of our being.”
Now you know why we are all created equal. An equal will not take orders from another equal.
Your words “free to do as he or she pleased” must necessarily exclude any acts which violate the rights or property of others. If your rights are violated we must revert to the laws of nature. Maxim of law: When laws imposed by the state fail, we must act by the law of nature. Legibus sumptis desinentibus, lege natureae utendum est.”
We will return to the laws of nature. This is what gives us the right to hang cattle rustlers, murderers, child rapists, etc. Maxim of Law: Peccata contr naturam sunt gravissima. Crimes against nature are the most heinous.
If we don’t waive our rights, then we have all the privileges and immunities of all other Citizens, just like it says in the Constitution. We have the same equal right to duel to the death, just as equal to other Citizens like President Jackson, Vice President Aaron Burr and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, U.S. Senator Broderick and California Supreme Court Justice David Terry. And government cannot interfere with your right to the natural law that entitles government to exist. To do so would be to question the legitimacy of their own office.
When laws imposed by the state fail, people will be much more respectful of the rights of others. Why do you call this “chaos”?
For more insight read my essays at NotFooledByGovernment.com
Steven Miller · Originally Answered Aug 9, 2018.