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Author Topic: First principles for a just society  (Read 947 times)

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First principles for a just society
« on: November 13, 2008, 05:52 PM NHFT »

This could use some refinement, and I hope you all can help with some suggestions.

That said, here are what I think are some basic first principles on which to found a society.

1. No act shall be considered a crime which does not directly harm another person or the property of another person.

2. No failure to act shall be considered a crime which does not directly harm another person or the property of another person, and for which the person failing to act does not have the intent to cause such harm.

3. No person shall be compelled to act, or to refrain from acting, except when he is found guilty of a crime meeting the above two requirements.
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Re: First principles for a just society
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 06:54 PM NHFT »

Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) to the United States Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures. It was designed as a response to the controversial writ of assistance (a type of general search warrant), which was a significant factor behind the American Revolution. Toward that end, the amendment specifically requires search and arrest warrants be judicially sanctioned, supported by probable cause and be limited in scope according to specific information supplied by a person (usually a law enforcement officer) who has sworn by it and is therefore accountable to the issuing court.

That, and this are important:
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nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law

All that said, I like Ruwart's elegant solutions:
  Loser pays arbitration + there must be proof of a victim.
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Re: First principles for a just society
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008, 04:25 PM NHFT »

Aren’t these just derivations from the Non-Aggression Principle as the first principle?
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Re: First principles for a just society
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2008, 05:04 PM NHFT »

Some people need things explained to them.
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