Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 13:07:37 EDT 2017

Well, if you are aware of that distinction you should be aware of the 
difference between a law made by a democratically elected body
and a decree called a "law" made by a non-representative body such as an 
absolute monarch or an oligarchy.


On 8/3/17 6:40 pm, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
> Read C. S. Lewis on the matter of "laws" in these two very different senses. Laws of nature are not really laws that we can choose to break them and behave in a manner contrary to them. Laws in this context simply means "how things are". Laws in the second sense means "how we as a whole agree we ought to act and we agree so vehemently that we have consequences put in place for those who disregard them".
> Bob S
>> On Aug 2, 2017, at 14:04 , Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> Although, I'd point out (because I'm a very pedantic person at times) - that there are always rules we can't change such as the rules of nature
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