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A Note on Laws: Oppression and Cohesion

Laws can hold society together. When they become oppressive they can break it apart. Humans have a natural inclination to gather. Gathering means that disputes will happen. Disputes mean that laws get created so that people can live together in harmony. Then some people seek for power and control while others get lazy and complacent. Laws become more frequent, more intrusive, less useful and less necessary. As much as humans like sociality, they hate being controlled. There resides in all of us a rebellious spirit. A spirit that can take a lot but can’t take it all. Eventually the house falls apart and the builders start over.

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