The Law of the Earth
The most basic principles of Law,
from which all other principles are derived.
The natural state of everyone is freedom.
Everyone is born free,
and has the right to stay free,
while respecting others' right to be free.
This is the Fundamental Right to Liberty.
Since, in order
to actuate Liberty
in the physical world,
a physical body is necessary,
the Integrity of the Physical Body
is foundational to, and thus included in,
everyone's Fundamental Right to Liberty.
This is the Fundamental Right to Physical Integrity.
Since all physical bodies
require a healthy ecosystem,
the Integrity of that Ecosystem
is foundational, and thus included in,
the Fundamental Right to Physical Integrity...
and thus also in the Fundamental Right to Liberty.
This is the Fundamental Right to Ecological Integrity.
Together, they constitute
The Three Fundamental Rights:
2. Physical Integrity
3. Ecological Integrity
All other rights
can be logically derived from these.
Animals sense, feel, and think,
and therefore count as someone.
Since they count,
it is wrong to deliberately hurt them,
if doing so is not necessary for survival.
A planet is a Host;
A civilization is a Guest.
A guest must respect their host
to continue being worthy of hospitality.
Everyone knows this. This is not something that's debatable. We depend on the ecosystem for survival, and we have to make sure we don't ruin it.
Like any structure, a civilization must be built from bottom to top. And the uttermost foundation of any civilization is its ability to coexist in harmony with the biosphere of the planet on which it resides.
Civilization needs a functioning biosphere, and the biosphere depends on certain parameters for stability. Mankind does not legislate those parameters - we only discover them. Our "laws" mean nothing to the Planet; hence the parameters for ecological integrity override all man-made codes and legislation, and supersede the authority of all man-made institutions, including nations.
Ecosystems function best without interference.
To determine whether or not
Law has been violated by a given act,
the process of evaluation must be Rational.
Rational discourse follows
The 5 Principles of Reason:
1. All sides must listen to their opponents' arguments,
and make a good-faith effort to comprehend them.
1a. An argument cannot be evaluated if it has not been understood.
1b. An argument cannot be understood if it has not been heard.
1c. An argument cannot have been heard
if its speaker was interrupted before finishing.
2. A claim with no supporting argument can be dismissed.
3. A claim with a supporting argument cannot be dismissed.
4. A supporting argument can be treated as a claim in itself,
unless it is a logical, mathematical truth.
Mathematical Truths include:
If X=Y, then Y=X
If X=Y, and X=Z, then Y=Z
If X=Y, and Y=Z, then X=Z
If X=Y, and Y≠Z, then X≠Z
If X≠Y, and Y≠Z, then there is not enough information
to determine whether X =or≠ Z
5. An argument that has been rationally debunked
cannot be used as support for another claim or argument.
All legitimate use of Force is in Defense.
If Force is not in Defense, then it is illegitimate.
Force is the use of fear
and/or the threat of harm
to compel behavior in another,
or to override the will of another.
Defense only exists if there is attack.
If there is no attack, then Force is not defensive.
Defense is protection
of a Fundamental Right,
either of oneself, or of another,
when that Fundamental Right is under attack.
No one has perfect willpower.
No one has perfect attention.
Refrain from judging.
Err on the side of mercy.
Only employ force in serious matters.
Be quick to forgive once the threat of further harm has been neutralized.
No vengeance or punishment-based.
Every moment is a fresh start.
Law enforcement pertains
only to stopping crime from occurring,
not to punishing for crimes already committed.
is always defensive,
a response to a present event.
A committed crime
is, by definition, in the past.
Punishment for a past crime
is, by definition, non-defensive.
And non-defensive force is unlawful.
Nor does punishment deter future crime,
because fear does not eliminate malevolence -
it merely drives it from one location into another.
Thus, punishment has no basis in law.
What truly reforms
is not fear, but Healing.
The occupation of a penitent
is to practice the Healing Process.
Correction and rehabilitation
come about through the restoration
of the individual's original spiritual blueprint.
Someone who commits crime,
and is impenitent about doing so,
can be assumed willing to do so again,
and may thus present a danger to others.
Dangerous persons may be
held in custody to protect others.
Such custody should not involve
any restriction, pain, or suffering beyond
what is necessary to keep the person secure.
While a person is in custody,
every means feasible should be employed
to facilitate and encourage the Healing Process.
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
He who is without sin should cast the first stone.
Don't criticize the splinter in another's eye when you have a plank in your own.
Propaganda and confusion.
is, at its most basic,
Consciousness is the Source Field,
from which all matter and energy arises.
As Consciousness has an intrinsic interest
in minimizing suffering and maximizing happiness,
and since Consciousness ennervates everything in the Universe,
the scales of unfoldment are, on the whole, tipped towards the Good.