The Founders seemed anxious that modern man recognize the subversive characteristics of oppressive Ruler's Law which they identified primarily with a tyrannical monarchy. Here are its basic characteristics:

1. Authority under Ruler's Law is nearly always established by force, violence, and conquest.

2. Therefore, all sovereign power is considered to be in the conqueror or his descendants.

3. The people are not equal, but are divided into classes and are all looked upon as "subjects" of the king.

4. The entire country is considered to be the property of the ruler. He speaks of it as his "realm."

5. The thrust of governmental power is from the top down, not from the people upward.

6. The people have no unalienable rights. The "king giveth and the king taketh away."

7. Government is by the whims of men, not by the fixed rule of law which the people need in order to govern their affairs with confidence.

8. The ruler issues edicts which are called "the law." He then interprets the law and enforces it, thus maintaining tyrannical control over the people.

9. Under Ruler's Law, problems are always solved by issuing more edicts or laws, setting up more bureaus, harassing the people with more regulators, and charging the people for these "services" by continually adding to their burden of taxes. [page 12]

10. Freedom is never looked upon as a viable solution to anything.

11. The long history of Ruler's Law is one of blood and terror, both anciently and in modern times. Under it the people are stratified into an aristocracy of the ruler's retinue while the lot of the common people is one of perpetual poverty, excessive taxation, stringent regulations, and a continuous existence of misery.

Ruler's Law can be found in Dr. W. Cleon Skousen's book "The 5,000 Year Leap. -

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