The Nuremberg Principle applies to crimes large and small
The Nuremberg Trials established that . . .
- Legislation is not the same as law
- Legislation must be moral to be lawful
- “Government” actions that violate moral rules are criminal
This applies not only to the large crimes committed by villains like the Nazis, but also to the smaller crimes committed by your own “government.”
Whenever “the government” threatens or initiates force against innocent people, it violates the moral law, no matter what the legislative “law” may say. To show empathy for the victims of this criminality, start applying the Nuremberg Principle where you live.
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By Perry Willis & Jim Babka
Can criminal government be government? Or is this an oxymoron? Doesn’t any organization that claims to govern need to be moral? Isn’t that the message of the Nuremberg Principle, i.e., that governments are not above morality, not sovereign, not immune from judgement? Don’t we consider any immoral organization that pretends to govern, the state?