, could establish their rights under God and the natural law. It is a classic noir tale of duplicity: Ann Sutton, the wife of a wealthy psychiatrist, suffers from insomnia and kleptomania. However, after you have made the al­legation that your client has a right, and that the defendant com­mitted a wrong in violating the right, the die is cast. There is a God. Up is down, left is right, right is wrong? Congratulations, well done. more on what’s wrong with the left/right: TERRY GLAVIN: What the yellow vests’ revolt revealed about the sad state of the Left ANDRAY DOMISE: The Left is constantly trying to out-woke itself. Number one. I know that is not the philosophical definition but it is the practical definition. The people on the left were in favor of radical change, socialism and republican… When you go into court, you represent a client to protect his rights. Fire has been the cause of more disasters than any other one instrumental­ity in the history of the human race—and government is like that. The lawyer who is on the other side, who represents the state, in a criminal case, is trying to pre­serve the liberty of the man who was defrauded, or the man who was maimed, or murdered per­haps. You haven’t contributed anything to legal lore. We go to great lengths to prove that we w… I was wrong. you will first affirm a right in your client. Many people, even adults, say that they confuse right and left. In composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote very precisely what all of those present subscribed to with­out dissent; the four facts of American life, the four facts which constitute a collective predi­cate for everything an American lawyer properly does in his pro­fession. War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength? Proverbs 14:12 - There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death. It is just as simple as that. Suddenly everyone knew who I was; I was, if not popular, infamous. Parliament as­cended to the supremacy. They are based on the seating arrangements in the French National Assembly — those who sat on the left of the chair of the parliamentary president supported the revolution and a secular republic, and opposed the monarchy of the old regime. Sun Sep 09 2001 at 22:23:58. Posted September 4th, 2017 at 5:36 pm The answer to this question — the most important question human beings need to answer — is a major difference between Left and Right. In the years between the estab­lishment of these American colo­nies, including Connecticut and New Haven, the only law that was applied here was Coke’s natural or common law, along with the Mo­saic Law, and the moral law. We began to argue with Great Britain in 1765 or thereabouts, when a difference of opinion de­veloped as to the rights of Eng­lishmen. From the beginning to the end of every lawsuit you are in the process of conservation. The only institution that has de­stroyed human liberty irrevocably is big government. Left: wrong, except when directed at the political. Now I just fade into the background. Let’s examine that for a mo­ment. Right and wrong was the division that I grew up to understand and respect. As a mat­ter of fact, the only colony that was established after 1689 was Georgia. All men are created. It appears in the same docu­ment. After that there are only three things that can happen to that lawsuit. But even if the science cannot prove it, you should accept that there is a main difference between righ-handed and left-handed people. I know that is not the philosophical definition but it is the practical definition. You have to have practical restraints, balls and chains. However, you might be surprised to learn that studying how God uses individual words, can be beneficial. That assertion was the first breath of the new life of this re­public. Wrong is the opposite of right, but not left. I will always remember that. A master govern­ment cannot withstand competi­tion with God. But practically, liberty means limited government. Then in your allegation you will charge a wrong by the defendant, the wrong being the impairment of the right which your client had, and which should have been left undisturbed. In Latin, the word for "left" is sinistra. This constitutional system is a completely different and unique institution. It is freedom that sparks the dif­ferences of individual persons in­to action. In this case, the word “left” and the word “right” have many different usages. That was all the law that the early American judges had to apply in this country. Both the Left and the Right in Syria are "statists" - power hungry, reaching to gain control of the state apparatus. It is postulated as a self-evident truth. But Lord Coke was restraining the Crown by citations of the natural moral law. Is it the big corporation, the big union? Where does it come from? opposite of left = right. Who's to say our opinions are right or wrong? Then in your allegation you will charge a wrong by the defendant, the wrong being the impairment of the right which your client had, and which should have been left undisturbed. I imagine that some get high marks, some low, some in between. But how did government get to be a servant, and what keeps govern­ment from being a master? Despite what you've been told, you aren't “left-brained” or “right-brained.” A time-old way of categorizing someone’s personality is to determine whether that individual is “right-brained” or left-brained” — right-brained people are thought to be more spontaneous, creative, and artistic, while left-brainers are associated with being more logical, detail-oriented, analytical. What about freedom? Thereafter we went through the establishment of the various other colonies. Its job is to preserve the gifts of God with which each man is endowed. You may have made a very profitable transaction, but that compromise will never go in­to a case book to guide future law students. And so I think "lib­eral," when it is used as the op­posite of "conservative," is a most unfortunate contradiction in terms. "Government, like fire…" You may say, "You don’t mean it." Our American jurisprudence is an English inheritance. One of the flags from the American Revolution shows a snake with the motto, Dont tread on me! Both the Left and the Right in Syria are “statists” – power hungry, reaching to gain control of the state apparatus. To take our country in the right direction, we need to move left! The Bible of Christianity and Judaism is full of positive references to the right side and the right hand, and negative references to the left (by some counts, over 100 favourable references to the right hand and 25 unfavourable references to the left). I go along with the theological experts who will say—and I agree—that liberty is mere­ly my right to do what I ought to do. As a lawyer I feel that I must be a conservative. Right and left, if you please, is no way to divide society on eco­nomic, political, or social issues. If British subjects had no rights that Parliament was bound to respect, then creatures of God, by divorcing themselves from all connection with Great Britain, could establish their rights under God and the natural law. This is a very proper and persistent legal distinction. On the con­trary, it is hobbled for inefficiency. It says that "to se­cure these rights," to protect these gifts of God, "governments are instituted among men." The political terms left wing and right wing originated in the 18th century during the French Revolution. Wallis gave the book three titles: "God's Politics: Why the Right Gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It: A New Vision for Faith and Politics." Without God, a serv­ant government doesn’t make sense. A limitation upon government. What has happened to the dis­tinction between right and wrong? And so in 1776 they declared the rights of man in these words. An Investigation of Handedness - Some Myths, Truths, Opinions and Research about handedness, left-handedness and laterality Where government is master, no­body is free. But in 1689 the su­premacy of Parliament was estab­lished in England by "The Glori­ous Revolution." Everything2 ™ is brought to you by Everything2 Media, LLC. Today, we know what the British Prime Minister said yes­terday, and all of its significance; but in those days, it took a long time for the truth to seep through. opposite of right = wrong. He was clearly seen being vaccinated in his left arm. Or third, you may com­promise it. Overall-I think the message is a good one however much we may disagree with one another we are still citizens of this country. George Mason, the author of the Bill of Rights in. Gov­ernment, as postulated by the Declaration of Independence, is a conservative agency. After that, instead of the natural law—and follow this closely, please—, went in for what we call colloquially today "the democratic process." 10 years ago. Imagine there was a way to want to do what was right? Your government is not stream­lined for efficiency. Liberty is limited government. You say, "Well, these are legal standards that we apply in the courtroom. Now, let me tell you something, my friends. Science Gets More Wrong Than Right - And That’s All Right. Why Both the Left and the Right Are Wrong: Immigration and Multiculturalism in Canada - Volume 50 Issue 3 - Randall Hansen. That is what makes for civilization. This is the basis of our "equal protection of the law." It is the fact of God, and of God’s crea­tion, that subordinates govern­ment to service. Former Dean of the School of Law, University of Notre Dame, Dr. Manion now heads theManion Forum. One way to see that this is incoherent is that these poles can be defined in mutually incompatible ways. Ministry of Love (MINILUV) tortured people to beyond the edge of sanity, and then executed them, once they came to accept and love Big Brother. George Mason, the author of the Bill of Rights in Virginia, was trying cases by citing Bonham’s Case and Calvin’s Case and the other decisions that were decided according to the natural law limi­tations upon government. Then in my Economics class, the teacher made a joke about it (with no ill-will, he made fun of everyone), which of course drew the attention of the entire class. On Syria: Where the Left is right and the Right is wrong . The graduation system of law students is not peculiar. For conservatives, the answer is, and has always been, that there are moral truths — objective moral standards — to which every person is accountable. There is an association of opposites in the idea of governmental efficiency and hu­man freedom. No. No. It can­not make a pretense of omnipo­tence and at the same time ac­knowledge an omnipotent God. But what has the last fact, the last of the four cornerstones to do with it?" The court is an implementation of gov­ernment. But at the same time, unless you keep government as you keep fire, under control, checked and balanced, separated, divided, tied down, government will destroy you. That, as I see it, is why God is a very important political argument in the United States, an indispensable predicate of freedom. It is because of what was said in the Declaration of Independence—equal before God, equal before the law, and unequal in every other way. The only institution that has de­stroyed human liberty irrevocably is big government. Back in the years before 1689 in England, when Lord Coke, the great Lord Chief Justice, was writing deci­sions, you will find (in Calvin’s Case and Bonham’s Case) that Coke was thundering limitations upon government that were not written in constitutions because England didn’t have and doesn’t have today a written constitution. Standing up for ones rights seems almost American. Nearly a hundred years later, in 1776, we staged a revolution. What has that to do with our heritage of law? Wouldn’t that be easier? Why is it that we still adhere to right and wrong as the great division in law while in society, in politics, we have abandoned that division? But ac­cording to this declaration, people are equal in the sight of God. There are other inalienable rights, but the Founding Fathers postu­lated these two in plain terms, life and liberty. The reason why Soviet Russia is godless is precisely because it pretends to be all-powerful. Between 1774 and 1776, they learned their lesson. The compromising of a lawsuit is a very important part of legal practice, and sometimes the most profitable. The King was no longer supreme. That, as I see it, is why God is a very important political argument in the. All because I put a hole in my ear. And then num­ber two. After that, instead of the natural law—and follow this closely, please—England went in for what we call colloquially today "the democratic process." You say, "I will go along on God, and equality, and the creative source of rights. This is a little saying to help straight men remember which ear they can get pierced. That was all the law that the early American judges had to apply in this country. To say that is to impugn the integrity of the men who wrote and signed the Declara­tion. Now, suddenly, I was one of the gay kids. And whenever you try to equalize or stereotype humanity, by whatever name you call it, you are destroy­ing the civilizing germ of differ­ence. I don’t believe that everybody in this law school gets the same grade. I can have objective legal concepts with­out having objective moral con­cepts.". When you men get into legal practice and you frame your first petition, if you live in. ) We couldn’t get along with­out government, because we are a benighted race. Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. Government is a servant. It doesn’t make sense otherwise. And unless your govern­ment is a servant, it is a master. When you look at pre­revolutionary literature, you will see that we were asserting the rights of Englishmen, and we were citing Coke to support them. I must uphold the traditions of this "department of conservation" to which I belong. In this lawsuit between right and wrong you may be wrong in your allegation of the right. That is why constitutions are the sym­bols of liberty, precisely and only because liberty means limited gov­ernment. That is the beginning of your individuation, and beyond that your differences sprout in every direction. Parliament as­cended to the supremacy. Where government is master, no­body is free. Wouldn’t it … When you look at pre­revolutionary literature, you will see that we were asserting the rights of Englishmen, and we were citing Coke to support them. Finally Parliament made this fact known to us, that as British subjects, we had no rights that Parliament was bound to respect. That is one thing. The Founding Fathers looked over 6,000 years of human history, and saw the God-given rights of man burned to a crisp at least once in every gener­ation by the fire of government. It took us nearly 100 years to find out what had happened in, , because we didn’t have the informational devices we have now. Right and left, if you please, is no way to divide society on eco­nomic, political, or social issues. I ask you to bear with me during this little piece of historical recollection. the wrong things you want to do, always knowing that you will want to do exactly the same thing tomorrow morning, and will have to deny it again. This is a very proper and persistent legal distinction. That is the ra­tionale of our Constitution. I read it as it's a matter of 4 different choices, #1: "left is right", you go left, it's the correct way. That was changed in 1689 by what is called "The Glorious Revolution" in, . That was begun in 1689. The most efficient type of govern­ment is an absolute despotism. #2 "Right is wrong" again you go left, since the right path is wrong. In other words, you establish a middle-of-the-road for the time being, but you haven’t made any law in this compromise. That, in brief, is why I am a conservative. Nearly a hundred years later, in 1776, we staged a revolution. Your profession, therefore, is a conservative pro­fession, because you are trying to keep this client as you found him, trying to preserve him, his person and his property and his liberty. I dare say that there are people here, as there are people every­where, who will tell you that the Declaration of Independence was simply an emotional exercise, an escape valve for the revolutionary pressures of those times, which means nothing. In Left Is Right and Right Is Wrong and Left Is Wrong and Right Is Right (1999), he appropriates Whirlpool, a little known 1949 Otto Preminger film. One was life, and the other was liberty. Like Fire, a Dangerous Servant and Fearful Master. Finally Parliament made this fact known to us, that as British subjects, we had no rights that Parliament was bound to respect. Right and wrong was the division that I grew up to understand and respect. But all of our colonies were in full flower in 1689, at the time of "The Glorious Revolution" in England. Can you think of any other service you are going to have as a lawyer? You are graduated all through life. You can hold that position if you want to, but the authors of the Declaration of Independence took a different position. I am not at liberty to kill the man next to me. We couldn’t get along without fire. The second thing is, you can lose it; you may be wrong about your right, and the defendant may be right about his wrong. It is exactly like fire, useful, necessary, but at the same time the most dangerous instru­mentality on earth. We are now told that objective truth does not exist; that all truth is rela­tive, like right and left. That is the hardest question of all. In Old English, lyft/left meant "weak," the left side of the body being considered the weaker side. Re­member that our first American colony was established in 1607 at, . My point in underscoring this process is this: You, as lawyers, throughout your legal life are go­ing to be addicted to right and wrong, not right and left; and any compromise between right and wrong, whether it is in a lawsuit or in society and politics, is es­sentially a temporary stratagem, which serves nothing but expe­diency. In "1984" the: Ministry of Truth (MINITRUE) told nothing but lies. What has happened to the dis­tinction between right and wrong? So your first lawsuit is going to in­volve a distinction, not between right and left, but between right and wrong. In our Declaration liberty is made equally inalienable with life, a God-given, inalienable right, with­out which man loses his nature. Is this not the stupidest thing you've ever heard? Both are very wrong. 1 quote have been tagged as left-is-right-and-right-is-wrong: James Dewar: ‘Books and minds only work when they're open.’ To se­cure these rights, you are going to be admitted to the bar. , was trying cases by citing Bonham’s Case and Calvin’s Case and the other decisions that were decided according to the natural law limi­tations upon government. That assertion was the first breath of the new life of this re­public. But how to keep man free? Left: rich white male slave owners. All men are not born equal. That is providential. That is hackneyed, old hat in American terminology to­day, "Servant Government." Please, enable JavaScript and reload the page to enjoy our modern features. This fourth and final self-evident truth from your Declaration of Independence puts government down because it first puts God up. The di­vision between right and left has a mere directional connotation. Some scholars believe that this is because most people are right-handed, meaning their right hand would be stronger or more adept than their left. The right just does a better job at it. Right: great men who founded the greatest society. We then wrote the Declaration of Inde­pendence, in which we abandoned all reference to "rights of Eng­lishmen" and talked about the rights of man, the rights of God’s creatures. #3 "Right is right" this time, right is the correct path to take. After that I began to get complimented on being so brave, and being harassed about being gay. In the end, I didn't take my earring out. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except for material where copyright is reserved by a party other than FEE. So your first lawsuit is going to in­volve a distinction, not between right and left, but between right and wrong. Calvin’s Case could no longer be cited against any act of the present British gov­ernment, because the British Par­liament can do anything to or with the English people or their prop­erty that it desires to. In other words, the re­straint upon government now de­volved entirely upon the wisdom of the electorate, and there it stays in England today. Murder is a heinous crime. today. All content copyright © original author unless stated otherwise. The King was no longer supreme. Do you ever have trouble telling right from left? False premise — "left" is "wrong." and lastly #4 left is left, you go right, and the left is left unwalked. And unless your govern­ment is a servant, it is a master. The left ear is ok, the right ear means you're a limp-wristed pansy . I may have the power but not the liberty to de­stroy his right. Matthew 28:18 - And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. I am not at liberty to kill the man next to me. We live in a day when everyone is pushing for their rights: civil rights, womens rights, consumers rights, labor rights, gay rights, childrens rights and every other minority groups rights. The law itself is an im­plementation of government. All men are created equal—created equal. As lawyers, it will be your job to keep government at work at the preservation of rights. Well, you say, "That is purely hypothetical." Take a look at it. I have almost lost faith in se­mantics, and if I can spell out the word very carefully, let me say that I am just about at the point of being anti-semantic. And that brings us to the fourth and final fact, and here is where lawyers come in. Thereafter we went through the establishment of the various other colonies. The law is a protective, a conservative device, if you please. Now, how can government pre­serve these rights? And for that reason—and this to law­yers is important—for that rea­son they are equal before the law of the land. Here’s Why You’re Dead Wrong. But what about liberty? One point I do think that Colmes gets wrong is his instance that the left does not vilify the right in the same mean spirited way that the right vilifies the left sure we do! Right: wrong, except when directed at evil. Just the way I like it. I won’t labor the point, but I will sketch it briefly. Anonymous. In other words, the re­straint upon government now de­volved entirely upon the wisdom of the electorate, and there it stays in. Everything you do for a client, in your office or out, that is honorable and ethical, will be done to preserve his rights under God and the law. For you to be right, of course, you need someone else to be wrong, as so the ego loves to make wrong in order to be right.” ― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose tags: ego , judgement , opinion , perspective , right-and-wrong Free­dom will take this complex of dif­ferences and make a civilization out of it. After they com­pleted the Declaration of Inde­pendence, the Founding Fathers immediately went into the fabrica­tion of our constitutional system. OR. If these things were all clear-cut, there wouldn’t be any lawsuits. Without God, a serv­ant government doesn’t make sense. Left is right and right is wrong. This is our third truth, namely, that all men are endowed—not by the Bill of Rights, or the Constitution, or the statutes, or by common consent—but men are endowed, it says in the Dec­laration of Independence, by their Creator, by God himself, with cer­tain rights which are inalienable, that can’t be taken away from them. But practically, liberty means limited government. Con­sequently, I think that the divi­sion of our population into right and left, and conservative and liberal, is a fragmentation of the proper meanings of words. Re­member that our first American colony was established in 1607 at Jamestown. H appy Left-Handers Day 2019! I did not know about this whole "gay earlobe" thing when I got my ear pierced. It took us nearly 100 years to find out what had happened in Eng­land, because we didn’t have the informational devices we have now. They spelled out two of them. It is also known that Dr. Fauci wears a watch on his left arm (like most of us). It says in the Declaration that the source is a self-evident truth. The Dec­laration of Independence and the Constitution which followed it, both of which were designed to limit government to the service of men, were both unique, different, and revolutionary. Each title is fine by itself, but there are too many of them. The di­vision between right and left has a mere directional connotation. is limited government. The left-right spectrum is often characterized in terms of two extreme poles. Most tyrants are sufficiently logical to do that, as is the one with which we are presently contending, Soviet Rus­sia. You will outline a certain right which this man has, whether it be of privacy, or what-not. For example, 71 of 364 (19.5%) college professors and 311 of 1185 (26.2%) college students said that they occasionally, frequently or all of the time had difficulty when they had to quickly identify right from left. As a mat­ter of fact, the only colony that was established after 1689 was, . What is the opponent of liberty throughout history? , an indispensable predicate of freedom. If you compromise the suit, then you merely temporize. George Washington once said, "Government, like fire, is a dan­gerous servant and a fearful master." If you don’t challenge me on that, I will be very much dis­appointed. Before 1689, the American Colonies had been all but finally settled. I ask you to bear with me during this little piece of historical recollection. The Founding Fathers rested their case on four truths held to be self-evident. What is the opponent of liberty throughout history? However, the difference still exists between right-handed and left-handed people. The rights of Englishmen were nonexistent. And, to be fair, they probably deserve it. That was begun in 1689. Please do not edit the piece, ensure that you attribute the author and mention that this article was originally published on FEE.org, What has happened to the dis­tinction between right and wrong? On Syria: Where the Left is right and the Right is wrong. And you may be wrong again in your allegation that the defendant was wrong in violating the alleged right, which may not have been a right in the first place. In the end, it started to annoy me. The position of an Almighty Creator in the uni­verse was thus stated in the Dec­laration of Independence, not as a matter of faith, but as a matter of fact. That fingerprint distinguishes you from everybody who now lives or who has ever lived on the face of the earth. Here is the next fact of life which lawyers must know. 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