C. IV.

FOURTH CORE PRINCIPLE

THE PRINCIPLE OF
UNIVERSAL ROOT LAW

1. There are just these six Universal Root Laws that protect the sovereignty and nobility of individuals and the nation. These laws are ‘Universal’ as they are original, long-standing, traditionally accepted and they have no bounds in time and space. These laws are ‘Roots’ as they may not be added to, modified or removed and all just law or regulation are but manifestations of these. Any law or regulation that is contrary to these root laws inevitably create injustice. These root laws are:

(1).  No Individual may destroy human life.
Life is the most valued and cherished possession and human life is the supreme of all life. Protecting human life is the supreme duty of every Individual. This first root lawformally protects human life.

(2).  No Individual may take what is not given.
All righteously owned property and possessions of a person including an Individual’s body, time & data is protected by this law.

(3).  No Individual may violate that which is protected.
Unauthorized intrusion into protected property (including ones own body & senses) & protected persons (e.g. children) is protected by this law.

(4).  No Individual may tell an untruth, where there is a formal expectation of truth.
This law protects the dignity and honor of society in upholding truth in formal fora. Truth is intrinsic to the integrity of a Nation and the upholding of Wisdom-Love-Natural Order.

(5).  No Individual may subject another to intoxicants or poison without their consent.
The third root law guards against harm via the external senses of the body; this law guards against impairing the person materially from within the body & mind. 

(6).  No Individual may derive or seek to derive a profit, material or otherwise, directly or indirectly, from activities dealing with the following, without explicit authorization and regulation by the Nation. Activities dealing with:
i) Weapons, ii) Human beings, iii) Meat, iv) Intoxicants, v) Poisons, vi) The Genetic engineering of beings.

This law protects society by regulating business activity that is fundamentally morally questionable and directly or indirectly supports the violation of the other universal root laws. 

All real problems and suffering can be traced to the transgression of these universal root laws. Safeguarding these root laws, safeguards the life, sovereignty and freedom of all individuals and the nation. Safeguarding these root laws is the supreme duty of every person in a noble nation, and no entity may violate this root law – including the government.

 

Commentary

  1. Historically, governments have enacted copious amounts of laws, mainly with partisan political objectives in mind; without regard to a deep understanding of what is just and beneficial to society. The texts of all the laws in force could fill up an entire library. It is impossible for a good citizen to know what is legal or illegal, thereby making a mockery of the justice system which itself becomes a tool of injustice. The notions of freedom and justice in such an environment is a fiction.
  2. All moral action emanates and is traceable to human individuals. Therefore these laws are framed with respect to the human individual. By extension, these laws apply to all persons (including associations of persons – e.g. corporations); but it is the Individual(s), through the chain of intent or the chain of control, that bear moral responsibility for actions. Material responsibility for actions is borne by all persons including associations and is first determined by the chain of ownership followed by control and intent.
  3. Where there is any harm or diminishing of a protected person or property that is intruded upon, then both the second and third root laws are violated.
  4. Under the fourth root law, there is an explicit expectation of truth in all public fora of the Nation. Whilst there is total freedom of speech on the National Information Framework (NIF), everything stated in the NIF must be truthful as it is guarded by this Law.
  5. In the fifth and sixth root laws: Intoxicants mean everything from mild alcoholic beverages to hard drugs. Poisons mean any substance that can cause injury, illness or death to living organisms. The scope of which includes micro organisms and viruses.
  6. The sixth root law specifies the only business domains that require permits and which can be directly regulated and taxed by the government of a noble nation. Whilst businesses outside of these are not directly regulated, the government facilitates their regulation through associations and a certification & standards framework.
  7. The nation and associations may set down regulations to govern their citizens/members, in return for the benefits of that citizenship/membership. Unlike law, regulations are limited by time, space, context and persons. No regulation may violate root law.

Law versus Regulation

  • Law applies without exceptions to all Persons in the Nation.
  • Law is upheld and protected by every Person. 
  • Law is guaranteed by the Nation.
  • Law is set down by this Constitution.
  • Regulations are set down by Associations.
  • Regulations can never transgress Law.
  • Regulations are limited by time, location, context, scope and Persons.
  • As Regulations are limited in their applicability, Persons are free to choose whether or not to be subject to Regulation.
  • Therefore for Persons to subject themselves to Regulation, there must be a benefit accruing to them – these are called Privileges.
  • The Nation being an Association may set down Regulations for its Citizens, that go beyond Law, but in return, there must be Privileges granted, that go beyond Fundamental Rights.

Commentary

  1. Historically, governments have enacted copious amounts of laws, mainly with partisan political objectives in mind; without regard to a deep understanding of what is just and beneficial to society. The texts of all the laws in force could fill up an entire library. It is impossible for a good citizen to know what is legal or illegal, thereby making a mockery of the justice system which itself becomes a tool of injustice. The notions of freedom and justice in such an environment is a fiction.
  2. All moral action emanates and is traceable to human individuals. Therefore these laws are framed with respect to the human individual. By extension, these laws apply to all persons (including associations of persons – e.g. corporations); but it is the Individual(s), through the chain of intent or the chain of control, that bear moral responsibility for actions. Material responsibility for actions is borne by all persons including associations and is first determined by the chain of ownership followed by control and intent.
  3. Where there is any harm or diminishing of a protected person or property that is intruded upon, then both the second and third root laws are violated.
  4. Under the fourth root law, there is an explicit expectation of truth in all public fora of the Nation. Whilst there is total freedom of speech on the National Information Framework (NIF), everything stated in the NIF must be truthful as it is guarded by this Law.
  5. In the fifth and sixth root laws: Intoxicants mean everything from mild alcoholic beverages to hard drugs. Poisons mean any substance that can cause injury, illness or death to living organisms. The scope of which includes micro organisms and viruses.
  6. The sixth root law specifies the only business domains that require permits and which can be directly regulated and taxed by the government of a noble nation. Whilst businesses outside of these are not directly regulated, the government facilitates their regulation through associations and a certification & standards framework.
  7. The nation and associations may set down regulations to govern their citizens/members, in return for the benefits of that citizenship/membership. Unlike law, regulations are limited by time, space, context and persons. No regulation may violate root law.