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Appendix: Questions that a Unified Theory of a Law Answers

Module by: John Bosco. E-mail the author

Questions that a Unified Theory of a Law can Answer

  1. What is a law?

    A law is any of the three permutations that are generated when a set of facts is run through the Periodic Table of the Elements of a Law . This is so because a law is simply a lawmaker's opinion with regard to a set of facts and the Periodic Table of the Elements of a Law captures the full range of possible opinions.

  2. Does a green traffic light mean a motorist has permission to go?

    No. A green traffic light does not mean a motorist has permission to go. It means that a motorist is commanded to go. If it meant that a motorist had permission to go, it would also mean that a motorist had permission to stop. That is the nature of a permission. Our lawmakers do not want traffic to stop at a green light. With the issuance of a permission, a lawmaker indicates no objection to either polarity of conduct. With the issuance of a command, a lawmaker indicates that one polarity is objectionable and the other is not only unobjectionable but desirable. Question: What is the traffic signal that does give motorists permission to go or to stop yet is interpreted by motorists not in the front of the line as a command to go?

  3. With regard to the building blocks of a law, how many are there and what are their names?

    The building blocks of a law can be found in the nine cells of the Periodic Table of the Elements of a Law. The nine cells are arranged into a three by three square. The three columns capture what happens at the three stages of the process of making a law: Formation Intrusion and Recognition. The three rows capture the three permutations of a law: Affirmative Regulation, Deregulation and Negative Regulation.

  4. What is a difference between regulation and deregulation?

    A notable difference between regulation and deregulation is who makes the decision whether or not to engage in a course of conduct: the lawmaker or the source of conduct himself. In regulation, the lawmaker substitutes her decision for the decision of the source. In deregulation, the source makes the decision.

  5. Why in a court of law are there two types of litigants - plaintiffs and defendants? Why not only one type? Why not more than two types?

    There are two types of litigant in a court of law because a court of law evaluates conduct and conduct only has two ends. If conduct had only one end or if conduct had more than two ends, there would be different types of litigants than the two with which we are familiar.

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