You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice, nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit.
In my opinion, perjury laws are the best theoretical law in existence.
I am also partial to Common law codification statutes, such as the Sale of Goods Act 1896. [/quote]
I agree with your whole post(truly agree…not “agree” in the same manner that I posted my “best laws” in my first post).
“You shall not fall in with the many to do evil…”-Seems like it could be slightly reworded to say, “If you do not have a right to do it, supporting the majority in doing it is wrong.”[/quote]
Thanks. However, I prefer it phrased in the negative as it allows you to use your conscience as to when you side with the majority. Perhaps a more modern legal re-wording would be:
When it is unconscionable to act or believe in a specific way by yourself, the mere fact of widespread acceptability will not render it conscionable.
Hmm, here’s a thought, the commandment operates as an early right of freedom of association. That’s pretty ahead of its time.