¨Civil Authority is the moral power of command, supported (when need be) by physical coercion, which the State exercises over its members. We shall consider here the nature, sources, limits, divisions, origin, and the true and false theories of authority. Authority is as great a necessity to mankind...what man must secure, even with an effort, because without it he cannot well be man. It is natural to manto live in civil society; and where there is civil society, there must be authority. Anarchy is the disruption of society.¨ Rickaby, Joseph. "Civil Authority." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 2. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. 7 Feb. 2011
Man participates in the wisdom and goodness of the Creator who gives him mastery over his acts and the ability to govern himself with a view to the true and the good. The natural law expresses the original moral sense which enables man to discern by reason the good and the evil, the truth and the lie: The natural law is written and engraved in the soul of each and every man, because it is human reason ordaining him to do good and forbidding him to sin . But this command of human reason would not have the force of law if it were not the voice and interpreter of a higher reason to which our spirit and our freedom must be submitted. (Pope Leo XIII, Libertas praestantissimum, 597)
Leadership, in nations and by people. If not for the conscience of people as community, then what is society. A nation, which a standard for society must be recognized as the very symbol of the community, and what their actions must also signify to that leadership. People of the community, each as their role, their character, their service to greater society (Jus Soli). The realization of their provident nature as a necessary good, that without, their virtue as citizens feared by the primative evil of anarchy.
Thus the duality of chief citizen as leader and peoples of society as the same fabric, woven as the standard. Should selfless evil rule over that essence of mankind, the fallen standard reflect the fallen society. The realization then brings forth the risen spirit and nature of such people in the morning light of every new dawn that mankind as people as a society shall make unto themselves. By Andrew S. Drazdik Jr. Divine Redemption Assent from Darkness, pre-production notes. 11th May 2013
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