You could peruse the verbose opinions of a lot of “experts” on the subject (a waste of time), or consume John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government (which I have done, very interesting although difficult), but the most direct to-the-point action would be to read, reread & digest the definitive section on Natural Law:
The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which obliges every one: and reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind, who will but consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions…
Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience. ~ John Locke 1690
After reflecting & praying on the subject today, it is now clear to me that due to competing world political views (including socialism, executive powers <fascism>, social justice activism et al.), there is -0- chance that such a straightforward, imminently simple & fair concept of Law, Order & Governance could ever be once again achieved in modernity…
So while it’s a worthwhile concept to study, it has for all practical purposes no bearing on the present & future state of humanity 😕
I don’t regret having asseverated & championed Natural Law as the “superior” solution to the rapacious chaos & murderous insanity of the last 100+ years, but I do now see fully it’s futility & folly…
It must pain the Uniparty in Washington very much that Putin and Xi (lockdowns) are not playing by their rules. And that they can’t do in Russia what they just did in Pakistan. Look what they are doing to Le Pen in France. As Noirette said, elections in France are rigged too. Looks like the empire got Lira. Sad.
It seems like the Ukrainian artillery is starting to run out of 152mm shells. Nato uses 155mm shells. So only former Warsaw pact countries would have any stockpiles. Shipments to the Ukraine are now blowing up once they cross the Polish border.
As time goes on, more and more Ukrainians are surrendering. Many of these are reservists with low moral. They are the lucky ones.
Phase 2 looks like any day now. Russian artillery are ramping up their rate of fire despite running out of shells.