The Rule of Law
By: MG Paul E. Vallely (US Army Ret) and BG Charles Jones (USAF Ret)
September 12, 2019
Published and Distributed by the Stand Up America US Foundation
Why is the Rule of Law important to the law and order of a country? Our answers!
The rule of law is the legal principle that law should govern a nation, as opposed to being governed by arbitrary decisions of individual government officials. It primarily refers to the influence and authority of law within society, particularly as a constraint upon behavior, including behavior of government officials. The rule of law must be applied evenly across the United States Judicial System. This application of law must apply to senior officials of our government and to the individual citizen.
The rule of law is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as: “The authority and influence of law in society, especially when viewed as a constraint on individual and institutional behavior; (hence) the principle whereby all members of a society (including those in government) are considered equally subject to publicly disclosed legal codes.
What is the absence of the rule of law? Similarly, the absence of the rule of law is often implicated as a source of conflict, at the very least serving to perpetuate instability. Broadly speaking, the term ‘rule of law’ refers to the presence of transparent, evenly applied rules and statutes. Obligations, penalties, and procedures are clear to everyone.
What is society without the rules of law? A prosperous and free society is possible only when everyone is, by rule of law, protected from force imposed by others, especially those in his own government. The Founders created a nation based on the fundamental principle that the state is subservient to the people.
How is the government limited by the rule of law? The U.S. Constitution establishes rule by law, limiting the government’s power over its citizens. In its simplest form, the rule of law means that “no one is above the law.” It is the foundation for the development of peaceful, equitable and prosperous societies.
The rule of law requires the government to exercise its power in accordance with well-established and clearly written rules, regulations, and legal principles. A distinction is sometimes drawn between power, will, and force, on the one hand, and law, on the other. When a government official acts pursuant to an express provision of a written law, he acts within the rule of law. But when a government official acts without the imprimatur of any law, he or she does so by the sheer force of person…
The preservation of The Republic is critical for the future of America. The Constitution of the United States and the Well Being of American Citizens all depend on the Judicial outcome of the evil and seditious attempt to take down a Duly Elected President. We are waiting to witness and hear the results of Attorney General Barr’s findings. Will the rule of law apply to those senior government officials involved in the Silent Coup?
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