Positive LawWritten by Terry Dashner
Based upon Nietzsche’s foundation of atheism, utilitarianism of Bentham and Mill, and a Darwinian view of development of human life, legal scholars started to formulate new theories of law. Eventually, positive law became known as legal realism. Legal realism is ‘theory in philosophy of law or jurisprudence broadly characterized by claim that nature of law is better understood by observing what courts and citizens actually do than by analyzing stated legal rule and legal concepts. Legal realism in United States, in its contemporary form, is known as critical legal studies.’
This movement has recently given rise to postmodern legal theory. Advocates of this theory believe that law is created and interpreted in such a way as to benefit people in power and exclude poor and minorities. This legal theory has potential to elevate will of human legislators over will of masses. Let’s not leave out judges and their self-imposed sovereignty. Aren’t we seeing this kind of arrogance today? Item: Recently Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California, struck down ban on partial birth abortion—saying it invaded a woman’s right to privacy. Item: A municipal judge in New York threw out government’s case against mayor who disregarded state law and issued marriage licenses to gay couples. The judge said that he didn’t like law. (Keep in mind, though, judge was appointed by same mayor he let off hook.)
A Tale of Three EssencesWritten by Robina Hearle
Water of Enlightenment, Angel of Peace and Harmony for Nature are a trio of remarkable vibrational essences. They teach, raise our awareness and question what we know by their very existence. These three essences are even more remarkable because they are channelled essences. ''Oh boy, this is a hard one to swallow'' I hear you say. Just have an open mind and read on. The Essences came about because I asked my guide – (an enlightened being known as 'Star of Joseph') if he would help to produce some Essences for humanity at this time. He was delighted to do so and, over a period of time three Essences were produced. So why would he bother? Well he has serious concerns for humanity and planet. The Earth is going through great changes at this time. These Earth changes are affecting every level of life from plankton and amoeba to trees, animals, humans and earth itself. It is Star of Josephs main work to help heal planet. Earth changes are happening somewhere on globe every few days now. We are having extremes of weather and a lot of it! Volcanoes and earth quakes are becoming more prevalent, with frequency and magnitude increasing. As earth changes speed up, so human population becomes more stressed. One reflects other. The effects of human population becoming stressed is even more fear and extremes of behaviour, from road rage, civil unrest, terrorism, wars and a rise in murders. Time has speeded up. We are at end of one spiral of time, and moving towards beginning of a new spiral and great change. However, consequences of all this are a stressed planet and people.
Water of Enlightenment gives people courage to face difficulties that lie ahead. When we are afraid, our deep hidden fears are triggered and these old fears come bubbling to surface. The courage imbued in us by this Essence helps us to face these old fears as well as any situation in which we find ourselves. In this way our 'expansion growth' is speeded up. As beings we grow in spiritual terms as our awareness deepens. Correspondingly more experiences we have, more we learn from them and so more our awareness grows. This process is known as expansion or Enlightenment. Hence name of Essence, which was not given without due thought! Water of Enlightenment speeds our expansion growth because we are given courage to face our fears, overcome them and move past them. Thus we grow up in ourselves.