THE ETHICS of SOCIETY II
Alexander Hamilton wrote (1775): “The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature…and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.”
continued from a previous post, as promised: In addition to any powers granted the individual by civil law, the individual retains certain powers granted by virtue of his humanity and natural law. When there’s a conflict, he must look beyond his privileges (granted by the group) to his rights (granted by his very being), and he is not only empowered but obligated to resolve the conflict in the interest of mankind, not the State. If the conflict involves ethics, there is no contest. Ethics is the only choice.
The ‘global community’ aspired to