This is an essay on natural law, a work in process with comments on the natural right of self defense.
We humans mostly were born, grew up, reproduced, and died on farms or hunter gathering over a most of the past 12000 years. We were very familiar with the laws of nature were we understood them at the time. There has certainly been quite an evolution in science particularly in the Western world since the 12th century.
What still stands are some facts. Generally we understand them so well we don’t think of it. Our founding fathers and most intelligent people into the 19th century did think of it as they were exposed to nature daily.
We are born
We engender children
We grow old
In an agricultural society people didn’t usually travel much. Most people lived and died in the same village.
In nature, a predator might attack a lesser animal to eat for food.
As humans, we are they only animal that generally attacks it own kind for some reason or another. We have the natural right of self defense against an attacking predator be it a lion or a fellow human. That right is provided by God. The 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution protects that right.
For instance, God does not expect us to go “Oh, poor wolf, let me bear my neck so he may feed on me” or “Oh, here’s a small baby you can eat”. That goes for the 4 legged or 2 legged kind of wolf. The right to keep and bear arms is a natural right protected by the 2nd Amendment.
For instance if you were a young mother with babies surrounded by rabid wolves, you would fight to the death to save your young. Similarly, if you are an office worker surrounded by a gang of MS-13 members intent on tormenting you and likely kill you, you are entitled to fight to the death. Yours or theirs until you are safe. If the good guys/gals were armed, it’s more likely to go in their favor.
Only recently have bureaucrats insinuated themselves into this right.
Of course, violence is very unlikely to happen to you, until it does. Then it’s an emergency.
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We were created by God, in some thinking we are smart animals though, enough to dig our own hole.
As a species our goal is to get to Milliways, the One and Only Restaurant at the End of the Universe 😉 With some fortune and good thinking our distant offspring may make it.
As animals with a Soul, our goal is to make it to Heaven. Your opinion may differ. Good fortune with that.
There is Good and Evil in the Universe.
It’s Evil to Break God’s laws aka the 10 Commandments. It is also evil to take an oath and then not honor it.
God’s Son aka the Carpenter from Nazareth gave an additional rule – The Golden Rule. Some other cultures developed it also. The Jewish People have Halakha and others still have more.
God gave us the Right of Human Self Defense so that we would not be defenseless against other creatures including each other. God wants us to defend our selves. We were made by him in his image. He values our lives as his greatest creation. He also does not approve of us playing roulette with our or each others lives.
Our public servants largely lack character. They don’t honor their oath of office. They pass laws that infringe on our rights. These laws will impact us, our children, and our grandchildren.
For example, picture your daughter is unable to carry a firearm due to some inane reason mandated by oath breaking public servants. Leaving a library late one night, she is attacked, raped and murdered. If she had a firearm and training, she may have survived. This may take place in fifty years or it could take place to someones daughter or great grandson tonight. It could happen to you. And much worse could happen at any time. I’m not saying you have to carry a firearm, but if you are inclined to, our founding fathers said the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed and they meant it. God has given you the right to protect yourself, and I am certain that your mother would want you to defend yourself. See Corollaries.
Please urge your public servants to keep their oath of office and help save lives.
Bernardo de la Paz
It has come to my attention that some people object to the reference to God. I think that’s silly, but I believe our mothers would want us to defend ourselves. I think most mothers are saints, anyways.
Also some folks I’ve spoke with quote – ‘turn the other cheek; or ‘live by the sword, die by the sword’. Well you are going to die anyway – how may differ – at the hands of a violent psychopath with a gun, knife or broken bottle, or naturally from natural causes. As to turn the other cheek – I presume you don’t want your daughter to do that with a rapist. We are all human, with all that entails. Let’s fix this before too many more grandchildren die. God Bless America, please.
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