They only can force me who obey a higher law
Hence, in fact, the law of the Conditions of Existence is the higher law
; as it includes, through the inheritance of former adaptations, that of Unity of Type.
"None knows better than Thuvan Dihn," he said, "the laws which govern the acts of men in the domains of their neighbors; but Thuvan Dihn owes allegiance to a higher law
than these--the law of gratitude.
Nevertheless, by a higher law
, the property will, year after year, write every statute that respects property.
A little consideration of what takes place around us every day would show us that a higher law
than that of our will regulates events; that our painful labors are unnecessary and fruitless; that only in our easy, simple, spontaneous action are we strong, and by contenting ourselves with obedience we become divine.
The hatred and contempt of the crowd punish such men for discerning the higher laws
'If the people are not in command of their own government, but are actually subordinate to some yet more remote sovereign who upholds and justifies unsanitary conditions, poor housing, long hours of labour, and general defiance of social welfare legislation as a freedom required by some vague constitutional command or higher law
of nature, then we are nearer either anarchy or the rule of the autocratic few than we are democracy.'
If to "elevate ourselves" means accepting the existence of an objective reality, a higher law
to which our laws ought to be "brothers" (as Socrates says in Plato's Crito), then there's hope.
"You can only break the law to fulfill a higher law
and the only higher law
is love." Even the most infantile of the boys stopped giggling.
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"In the last four years, apart from any external interference, a number of constitutional gaps have been found that have hindered the functioning of the state and its institutions properly, therefore, we see that the constitution as the basic and higher law
is in urgent need of revision and amendment, .
* "The Higher Law
Background of the Privileges or Immunities Clause" by Clarence Thomas