Values Added

You – Part of the Law Making Process What law-making values are important to you? Is it dealing with significant scarce resources? Is it: everyone with land to “own”, justice, security, equality, freedom, decent housing, access to post-secondary education, clean air, health care? Disagreement and conflict are inevitable in handling scarce resources. The difficulty in obtaining …

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Law Making Philosophies

Normative thinking in the balance Cultural biases play a part of who we are and the direction we want to head in. We can see prescriptive “normative” attitudes and structures as both comforting and stagnating simultaniously. We need to look at the legal and ethical principles which underly the state. When we accept that no …

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Power and Authority to Make Laws

The state is given a social contract to make laws where it is expected to meet the basic needs of its own citizens. Legislation creates laws for conflict resolution and organizational cooperation hopefully with security, order and justice using a balanced use of force, power and authority. We need to look at power and government, …

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