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sufrensucatash

news & opinion with no titillating non-news from the major non-news channels.

 

I am: progressive, not a wild-eyed Progressive; liberal, but shun liberals and Liberals; conservative, but some Conservatives worry me; absolutely NOT a libertarian. I am: an idealist, but no utopian; a pragmatist, but no Machiavellian. I am a realist who dreams.

 

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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Federalist Patriot Daily Quote:
   On What Natural Law Is

"To grant that there is a supreme intelligence who rules the world and has established laws to regulate the actions of his creatures; and still to assert that man, in a state of nature, may be considered as perfectly free from all restraints of law and government, appears to a common understanding altogether irreconcilable. Good and wise men, in all ages, have embraced a very dissimilar theory. They have supposed that the deity, from the relations we stand in to himself and to each other, has constituted an eternal and immutable law, which is indispensably obligatory upon all mankind, prior to any human institution whatever. This is what is called the law of nature....Upon this law depend the natural rights of mankind."

-- Alexander Hamilton (??)

3 Comments:

Blogger Jay Cline said...

I would only humbly add that a supreme intelligence who rules the world and has established laws to regulate the actions of his creatures is not a necessary precondition.

It is sufficient in my mind that there merely is, in fact, an established order to the universe, including our own behavior, regardless of origin.

11/27/2005 9:50 PM  
Blogger Curious Dave said...

God Rules.

11/28/2005 11:59 PM  
Blogger Curious Dave said...

Free Will Rules Ourselves.

12/02/2005 12:10 AM  

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