„Temple is an intensely moral creature. She has a passionate sense of right and wrong, for example, in regard to the treatment of animals; and law, for her, is clearly not just the law of the land but, in some far deeper sense, a divine or cosmic law, whose violation can have disastrous effects—seeming breakdowns in the course of nature itself.“

An Anthropologist On Mars, The New Yorker, 27 December 1993

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Oliver Sacks
US-amerikanischer Neurologe, Autor populärwissenschaftliche… 1933 - 2015

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„Some will object that the Law is divine and holy. Let it be divine and holy. The Law has no right to tell me that I must be justified by it.“

—  Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546

Quelle: Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians (1535), Chapter 2

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„Music is natural law as related to the sense of hearing.“

—  Anton Webern Austrian composer and conductor 1883 - 1945

The Path to the New Music

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„You can violate the law. The banks may violate the law and be sustained in doing so. But the President of the United States cannot violate the law.“

—  Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885

Reply to brokers who urged him to lend $44 million from the U.S. Treasury reserve to banks. Harper's Weekly (11 October 1873).
1870s

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„The involuntary shock treatment described here is against the law today. It is a violation of human liberty. The culture has changed.“

—  Robert M. Pirsig, buch Zen und die Kunst ein Motorrad zu warten

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974), Afterword (1984)
Kontext: Uncle Tom's Cabin was no literary masterpiece but it was a culture-bearing book. It came at a time when the entire culture was about to reject slavery. People seized upon it as a portrayal of their own new values and it became an overwhelming success.
The success of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance seems the result of this culture-bearing phenomenon. The involuntary shock treatment described here is against the law today. It is a violation of human liberty. The culture has changed.

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„I'm accusing you of violating the laws of nature," he said, irritated at my failure to respond.
"Nature's virtue is intact," I reassured him. "I just know some different laws.“

—  Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951

Dialog between Lord Barton and Lanik Mueller, after the latter performs a series of apparent miracles
[A Planet Called Treason, 1979, 1st Dell printing, 1980, July, Dell Publishing, New York, ISBN 0-440-16897-X, p. 240 of 299]

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„NUTOPIA has no land, no boundaries, no passports, only people.
NUTOPIA has no laws other than cosmic.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

Declaration of Nutopia, co-signed with Yoko Ono, (1 April 1973); also published in the liner notes of Mind Games (1973)
Kontext: We announce the birth of a conceptual country, NUTOPIA.
Citizenship of the country can be obtained by declaration of your awareness of NUTOPIA.
NUTOPIA has no land, no boundaries, no passports, only people.
NUTOPIA has no laws other than cosmic.
All people of NUTOPIA are ambassadors of the country.
As two ambassadors of NUTOPIA, we ask for diplomatic immunity and recognition in the United Nations of our country and our people.

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„That seems to us to be the common sense of the matter; and common sense often makes good law.“

—  William O. Douglas Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1898 - 1980

Writing for the court, Peak v. United States, 353 U.S. 43 (1957)
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