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October 6 Meeting Update

The topic of discussion for our meeting was Natural Law. Natural Law and natural rights follow from the nature of man and the world. We have the right to defend ourselves and our property, because of the kind of animals that we are. True law derives from this right. not from the arbitrary power of the omnipotent state.

Natural Law is not some far away and long ago golden age myth imagined by John Locke three hundred years ago, but a real and potent force in today’s world, which still today forcibly constrains the lawless arrogance of government officials.

The opponents of natural rights often complain that the advocates of natural rights are not logically consistent., because we continually shift between equivalent definitions of natural law. They gleefully manufacture long lists of “logical contradictions”.

We see these contradictions in the argument about the Arizona immigration law and Obamacare.  Opponents of the immigration law will tell you that we cannot lawfully ask for proof of citizenship when a crime has been committed. These same individuals will also say that in order to receive health care benefits under Obamacare you must be a legal resident of the US and no illegal aliens will receive it. You can’t have it both ways.

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