Principles (WCJ)
Publication date: 2001-10-16

The Fundamental Principles of Government by Truth Honesty and Justice.

  1. All people are equal under the law.
  2. All people are free .
  3. Every person is responsible for the results of his own actions.
  4. To interfere with the person, freedom, or property of another person without his consent, except for the purpose of prevention of such interference is to inflict injustice on that person.
  5. People can enter voluntarily into binding contractual agreements with each other. To break a contract is injustice.
  6. People have natural non‐contractual obligations towards their children and parents. To break these natural non-contractual obligations is injustice.
  7. Marriage is a voluntary contract giving rise to natural non‐contractual obligations between the members of the resulting family. To break the contractual and natural non‐contractual obligations arising out of marriage is injustice. The contract of marriage can be dissolved by divorce, but the parties must insure that no injustice results from such dissolution.
  8. Government is one or more people whose responsibility is to protect people within the area of governance from injustice, to resolve disputes between people within the area of governance, and to ensure general public safety and well‐being.
  9. To perform its duties government has powers to interfere with the person, freedom or property of people within its governance without their consent, such as, preventing and punishing criminal activities, providing a workable legal system for resolution of disputes between people, and raising taxes to finance the legitimate activities of government. Such interference is strictly limited to the minimum necessary for the performance of the duties of government. Use of these powers beyond the necessary minimum or for any other purpose than performance of the duties of government is injustice.
  10. Any form of injustice described above is crime or civil wrong, whether it is committed by private individuals, groups of individuals or governments.

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The above principles and these notes to them are stated from prime principles without reference to any existing principles of government, and for that reason can raise questions from those whose thinking is affected by the presently prevalent legal, moral and political doctrines (e.g. , ‘social justice’, etc.).

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