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Unjust Law is No Law at All: Why Obamacare Must Fall

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Thomas Jefferson -- "Rebellion to Tyranny is Obedience to God."

When Obamacare was recently affirmed, many Americans assumed bad law was established as constitutional—that wrong had trumped right. In fact, as heirs to the constitutional history of Europe connecting back to the earliest Greek and Roman thinkers and biblical writers, there is no compelling reason to accept an evil law. It is the Western concept that claims a set of precepts exists above all human law which is used to model and judge our own temporary laws. In fact, one can argue persuasively that without the notion of good law above used to fight against evil laws, the West as we know it would have never evolved.

Specifically, the Western Natural Law tradition is predicated upon the notion that Nature or God so ordered the universe that a set of rules exists beyond human laws which then are there available to inform humans of the manner of proper conduct and legislation. The greatest thinkers in Western history agree on this, including Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas, John Locke and many others. It is the duty of all free men and women to rise up and fight against unjust laws because all bad rules are an attack against liberty. Further, if we do not do this now, the opportunity to establish freedom may be lost for all future generations.