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Doug Casey's REAL State of the Union – The 5th Amendment

• by Doug Casey by Joel Bowman

Joel: G'day, Doug. How are things down on the southern tip of the Americas this morning?

Doug: Quiet and peaceful, Joel. Actually, just as you called, I was writing a passage in Assassin, the third book in the High Ground series I'm penning with our mutual friend and partner, John Hunt.

[Ed. Note: Readers can check out the first two books in the series – Speculator and Drug Lord – here.]

The passage has to do with lies and, specifically, the morality of lying. Basically, I've come to the conclusion that telling the truth is mainly an advantage for the truth teller, for a number of reasons. In other words, it's better to tell the truth because it's to your advantage. Which is perhaps counterintuitive, since humans lie constantly, even enthusiastically.

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Comment by Ed Price
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An important part here is the "rule of law," which Casey shows is the "law of the land" Did you see that word? The word is "LAW." Most of the time, in court, the law is never brought to view. Rather, it is a code that is brought, but maybe an ordinance. A code is a watering down or condensed form of the law. It can often not show all the detail that is inherent in the law. Bring the law - which is usually much more detailed than the code - not the code. - Code is administrative. Law is of the land, of the people.


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