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Law "” the set of rules that govern a society "” can be either an instrument of justice or an instrument of tyranny. It can either set men and women free, or it can bind them under an oppressive body of regulations, government oversight, and abusive police power.

Common sense dictates that when there are more rules to follow "” more regulations, ordinances, civil codes, criminal laws, and so forth "” then there are more things that a person has to remember if she wishes to be a law-abiding citizen. As the number of laws expands, the law itself becomes voluminous and arcane, difficult for the average person to understand. A person may not even know how many laws there are, or whether she might be accidentally breaking one. Lawyers come into the picture, acting as the high priests of good conduct, necessary intermediaries who can interpret the foreign language of law to the common man and woman.

It may seem counter-intuitive, but the simple fact is that the more laws, the less justice "” and the less freedom which exists in society.

Read the rest: http://www.demandmore.org/2006/11/27/one-law/

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the Supreme Court has "recognized the fact that`[t]he writ of habeas corpus is the fundamental instrument for safeguarding individual freedom against arbitrary and lawless state action. The writ of habeas corpus serves as an important check on the manner in which state courts pay respect to federal constitutional rights. Don't miss Keith Olbermann's commentary on the President, and the signing of read more »

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5 Days to Releasing Extremism and Fear

Timing is an important aspect of Tipping Sacred Cows. During the month of November, we all worked together to release the collective agreements that were holding us back from heading in a direction that accommodates peace and prosperity and the timing was perfect. The change in direction has occurred and is apparent to all, even the most stubborn among us. read more »

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Countdown: 2 Days Remaining of 30 Days to Creating a Change in Direction

We are almost complete with our 30 day experiment in tipping cows. Thanks to all of you that have participated. It truly has been a month of coming together and taking positive, pro-active action.

In order to make the most of our last two games, I want to be sure that we have handled all the major cows that might sabotage or slow us down, so I know we have to tip this one: read more »

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Countdown: 3 Days remaining of 30 Days to Creating a Change in Direction

We are told that we use only a fraction of our brain capacity and that the vast majority of our DNA strands have been dormant since the beginnings of recorded history.

In my work with the graphs we're using in our tipping game, I know that it doesn't have to be that way. I've seen people go through vast change and exponential growth once they decide to activate their true potential and release their agreement to stay in the box. read more »

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IF ASHES COULD ROLL OVER

Once Vietnam was all the rage and peace we waged
In protest songs, in marches and sit-downs.
We stood up for our beliefs
which did not mesh with the powers elite.
The horrors drove some to TM - or to LSD -
Put some in jail or early graves.
On the tube we watched in vain
As JFK, RFK, and MLK got slain.

Some of us simply said, no way, Sam, no way.. read more »

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Once upon a long ago, I led Enneagram retreats, using the writings of the saints and scoundrels as models to understand motivational behavior in that paradigm. Along with this tool and commonly used words, we can find illumination that helps us better understand the why of what we do contrary to our better senses.

Most people do not want to be disillusioned, yet to be ‘dissed' or undone of one's illusions is the path to truth. The truth can only set us free if we know what that truth is. We are often happy with what we do not realize are illusions. We content ourselves with seeing through a glass darkly. We hear off-stage, "The truth hurts," and so we settle for less. Often I've asked a friend to tell me what I cannot see of me because I do not own a 3-D mirror. It is not good for a human to be alone. read more »

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In an age of growing militarism and religious fanatacism, those seeking an alternative vision for life on this planet might look to the simple ideal of pacifism.

Pacifism is the belief that war and violence cannot and should not be used as a way of solving disputes. Like any other type of human action, the use of war and violence is a learned behavior. When we are born, we arrive onto a planet that has been mired in warfare for at least the last 6,000 years; even today, the battle grounds of ancient Mesopotamia are being rebaptized in the blood of 21st century warfare. Because we grow up in communities and nations which have forgotten the value of peace and non-violence, we stop questioning the insane levels of coercion and oppression which continue unabated across much of the Earth.

But because these behaviors are learned, it means that it is eminently possible to discard war as a way of life and to embrace the basic tenets of a peaceful existence.

...read the rest: http://www.demandmore.org/2006/02/14/pacifism/

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Countdown: 7 Days remaining of 30 Days to Creating a Change in Direction

Doesn't it seem as though there must be some hidden code somewhere that says it's okay for officials and people in trusted positions to take resources earmarked for the public good and use them for their own purposes? Somehow, they get away with it, carte blanche.

The law of cause and effect prohibits this kind of a result. The only way it could possibly happen with such regularity is if we have a collective agreement to: read more »

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Countdown: 8 Days remaining of 30 Days to Creating a Change in Direction

In America, the holidays are notoriously stressful. During my days working as a medical intuitive consultant, I found that the number one cause of stress came from people not minding their own business and trying to force their will on someone else. Whether it was a business, friend, family or romantic relationship, the story was almost always the same. read more »

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