“A law of nature is defined… To be a rule so necessarily in accordance with the nature and condition of man that, without taking into account his maxims, the peace and happiness of society can never be preserved… These are called natural laws, because their knowledge can only be attained by the light of reason, by the fact of their essential comfort with the constitution of human nature: whereas on the contrary, the positive or revealed laws are not based on the general constitution of human nature, but only on the will of God; However, in other respects, this right is rightly established and gives the advantage to those to whom it is sent.¬†First, Cicero refers to his desire for balanced and mixed government, as he explained in books one and two of On the Republic, taking Plato`s three divisions from the soul and anticipating C.S. Lewis`s desire to have men with chests. One could easily write “true law is the right reason in accordance with nature” because “rationality is imagination in accordance with passions” or as “the executive is the aristocracy in accordance with democracy.” In other words, Cicero demands harmony not only in the human person, but also in the community as a whole. A good deed – an action that is just and good – requires the harmony of the three abilities of man. We need “just reason” to become a common language in universities again. It would be nice if it were popular, but I would very much like most of the students at the university to know the concept to begin with. Believing that a pre-Christian Roman politician was right, and a post-Christian population in the age of smartphones lacks concept… We have work to do. The true right is a good reason in accordance with nature; it is universal, immutable and eternal in application; She invokes duties by her orders and opposes the faults committed by her prohibitions. And it is not for nothing that she puts her commandments and prohibitions on good men, even if they have no effect on the wicked. It is a sin to amend this law, nor is it permissible to remove part of it, and it is impossible to abolish it completely.

We cannot be released from its obligations by the Senate or the people, and we do not need to look for an exhibitor or an interpreter outside of ourselves.

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