When people talk about legislating human rights, free trade, freedom of any kind, it is important to ask why they need legislating. The answer will undoubtedly be because of some previous hair brained legislation. Human rights, free trade and freedoms don’t need to be legislated. They were here first.
Living by a moral code is important but trying to legislate that code is madness. It’s not a law that stops people killing each other, it’s common human decency and basic logic. Laws don’t stop psychopaths anyway, they just legislate the brutal punishment of those who get caught and reinforce a psychotic attitude towards problem solving.
I knew a guy who had been a bit of a troubled youth. He was a die hard shoplifter. In spite of various state imposed punishments he was lucky enough to see the errors of his ways and changed his behaviour to become a trustworthy and dependable man. When I asked him why he changed tack, he said that even though he could conjure up justifications in a heartbeat, he knew in his soul that being dishonest wasn’t working for him. When I asked him how he turned down such a profitable habit, he said he didn’t really know …he just didn’t want to be doing that any more. It didn’t make him feel good about himself. It had nothing to do with the fear of being caught or punished and everything to do with personal redemption.
When we legislate we IMPOSE on others. Sometimes this imposition looks like it’s FOR THE GREATER GOOD but I urge you to consider the price of such actions. It is untrue that the law stops violence and theft because it uses violence and theft as weapons.
But don’t fret.
People are generally good and when they are not it is usually due to a reaction with their harsh surroundings and/or some form of alienation. Remember, some people are more sensitive/unaware, clever/foolish, brave/insane than others and legislating things (rude forceful behaviour) will not actually keep people safe from harm. It’s mostly about revenge and doesn’t help endorse our better natures. Fear never helps endorse our better natures.
Laws are for things that haven’t happened. Arbitration is for things that have.
- What is Equality?
Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less (OR MORE) favourably in areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. People are not all the same (and that is a fact) which is why equality is important.
- What is diversity?
Diversity is a range of different things (lol). I suggest consideration and an honest desire to understand when different things drag us out of our comfort zone.
- What is arbitration?
Arbitration is the hearing and determining of a dispute or the settling of differences between parties by a person or persons chosen or agreed to by them.
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