• Renee Ramos Yamagishi

What is a "right?" What is a "wrong?" What is "Universal Natural Law?"

This 10-minute summary of Natural Law video clip carefully starts with definitions of words, to clarify distinctions in terminology, and continues plainly-spoken to simplify the concept of "Right" and "Wrong." Mention is made that young people (children) can be taught this knowledge almost as soon as they are able to start comprehending language. Surely we of any age, if willing, can ponder and even marvel, at this liberating simplicity.

[from Whatonearthishappening.com, Mark Passio]

"The Law" by Frederic Bastiat, video

commentary and conversation with Ron Paul, on Liberty Report talk show.

Excerpts from the classic essay The Law

by Frederic Bastiat

(1801 - 1850)

" What, then, is law?

It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense. Each of us has a natural right--from God--to defend his (natural) person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two.

For what are our faculties but the extension of our individuality? And what is property but an extension of our faculties? ...​... We hold from God the gift which includes all others. This gift is life -- physical, intellectual, and moral life. But life cannot maintain itself alone. The Creator of life has entrusted us with the responsibility of preserving, developing, and perfecting it. In order that we may accomplish this, He has provided us with a collection of marvelous faculties. And He has put us in the midst of a variety of natural resources. By the application of our faculties to these natural resources we convert them into products, and use them. This process is necessary in order that life may run its appointed course.​

Life, faculties, production--in other words, individuality, liberty, property -- this is man. And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. " [Full essay.]