How do we know when a rule, act, statute or law is a breach of objective morality?
How do we define what is right and what is wrong? The written law has validity and veracity only when it is in alignment with the principles of Natural Law — the laws that govern the realm of morality and consciousness that are inherent in Nature.
According to Natural Law, all true crimes are based on a theft of a right, and all rights are based on ownership. One can only govern that which is rightfully theirs.
To put it simply, a “right” is an act that does not cause loss or harm to the rights, property, wellbeing or life of another. A “wrong” is an act that causes loss or harm to the rights, property, wellbeing or life of another.
For a true crime to take place, there must also be a victim.
There are seven fundamental transgressions according to Natural Law,
all of them based on THEFT:
Trespass is the theft of security -
an unwarranted or uninvited incursion, a breach to one’s private boundaries.
Theft is the theft of physical property -
the unlawful removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. Theft of agency is the arbitrary restriction of speech, press or information; arbitrary restriction of conscience or assembly; arbitrary restriction of opportunity or movement; arbitrary restriction of access to due process.
Coercion is the theft of consent -
an unwarranted act of dominance based on force, threat or restraint.
Rape is the theft of sexual choice -
unlawful sexual act carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against a person's will.
Assault is the theft of wellbeing -
a violent physical or verbal attack as defamation or slander.
Murder is the theft of life -
the crime of unlawfully killing a person.
According to Natural Law, we are all equal in our rights.
As members of the security forces, we must deeply consider the morality of our actions. Although we wear a uniform and armour, this does not shield us from personal responsibility as human beings. Nor does our work as agents of social justice warrant us more rights than our civilian sisters and brothers.
Who has more moral responsibility, the one who gives the order, or the one who performs the act?
It is the act that brings the order from an idea to reality. Therefore, the one who performs the action is the one with more moral culpability.
Tyranny is not created by the tyrants, it is created by those who follow tyrannical orders.
definition of tyranny
n. tyr·an·ny | \ ˈtir-ə-nē
1. : oppressive power
especially : oppressive power exerted by government
“the tyranny of a police state”