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The Natural Law, A Study in Legal & Social History & Philosophy
(Heinrich A. Rommen)

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  For the natural law, ultimately of divine origin but revealed in the very order of being, is but the rule of reason founded upon the rational and social nature of man. VERITAS FACIT LEGEM – LAW IS TRUTH. Description The very essence of man as a moral, social being points to the n ...Read more


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For the natural law, ultimately of divine origin but revealed in the very order of being, is but the rule of reason founded upon the rational and social nature of man. VERITAS FACIT LEGEM – LAW IS TRUTH.

Veritas Books: The Natural Law A Study in Legal Social History Philosophy Heinrich A. Rommen

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The very essence of man as a moral, social being points to the nature of law. For all men are born natural-law jurists because in the human soul lies the ineradicable demand that the law must live in morality. All law must be just: only then can it obtain that power, which primarily holds together and continually renews every community, and in particular every political community, the power to bind in conscience. But the proper function of the natural-law doctrine is precisely to show forth the connection between morality and law. Consequently it must, for the sake of the very existence of man and his concrete legally ordered communities, ever recur, and it does in fact always return whenever the genius of law seeks out its own foundations. The foundation of law is justice. "Truth grants or refuses the highest crown to the products of positive legislation, and they draw from truth their true moral force" (Franz Brentano). But truth is conformity with reality. And just as the real and the true are one, so too, the true and the just, are ultimately one. VERITAS FACIT LEGEM. And in this profound sense of the unity of truth and justice the words: "And the truth shall make you free," are applicable to the community of men under law. TRUE FREEDOM CONSISTS IN BEING BOUND BY JUSTICE.

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