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LAW an Overview Human nature consists of three basic components These are to live to propagate and to dominate If Humanity was left without any other parameters this natural state of existence would govern its behavior Fortunately there are parameters that exist These parameters are law The topic of this paper addresses the type of law that operates in creating potential boundaries for the behavior of states This law is called the Law of Nations or international law Patrick Moynihan a senator from New York has written a book on this subject called On the Law of Nations His book argues that states need international law to monitor their actions and to maintain order He also notes the frequent departures states do from international law This essay will reflect his plea to return to the norms that international law provides it will also discuss and identify the moral dilemmas that are present with international law and its relationship with states The term laisser aller or letting go is used by Friedrich Nietzsche to describe this state of nature in which man resides absently of law His use of the term represents the struggle morality wages against nature and reason He equates morality in any form with tyranny and unreason Nietzsche proposes that mans natural existence be in essence nihilistic Logically the political entity known as the state created by man will inherit these traits Thus the conclusion is that the creation and institution of international law are in direct violation to nature However international law exists and states generally submit themselves to it Since most of this law is derived from codified norms of states the term submission can be used There is a disservice committed to humanity when the law is broken not just to those who are weaker in the global community but to the law itself A violent raping of the law is committed when it is taken in an
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