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LAW an OverviewHuman nature consists of three basic components These are tolive to propagate and to dominate If Humanity was left without anyother parameters this natural state of existence would govern itsbehavior Fortunately there are parameters that exist Theseparameters are law The topic of this paper addresses the type of lawthat operates in creating potential boundaries for the behavior ofstates This law is called the Law of Nations or international law Patrick Moynihan a senator from New York has written a book on thissubject called On the Law of Nations His book argues that states needinternational law to monitor their actions and to maintain order Healso notes the frequent departures states do from international law This essay will reflect his plea to return to the norms thatinternational law provides it will also discuss and identify the moraldilemmas that are present with international law and its relationshipwith states The term laisser aller or letting go is used by FriedrichNietzsche to describe this state of nature in which man residesabsently of law His use of the term represents the struggle moralitywages against nature and reason He equates morality in any form withtyranny and unreason Nietzsche proposes that mans natural existencebe in essence nihilistic Logically the political entity known asthe state created by man will inherit these traits Thus theconclusion is that the creation and institution of international law arein direct violation to nature However international law exists and states generally submitthemselves to it Since most of this law is derived from codifiednorms of states the term submission can be used There is a disservicecommitted to humanity when the law is broken not just to those who areweaker in the global community but to the law itself A violent rapingof the law is committed when it is taken in an a la carte form Theconstant shifting back and forth from international law to naturecreates an incoherent system and a basis for calling the reversion tothe natural state
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