Civilized societies recognize the validity of, and the need for, unwavering moral standards requiring the protection of all human beings, especially the most vulnerable and defenseless.
The Natural Law, a.k.a., the Moral Law, is the permanent, immutable standard by which human conduct toward others is measured. This code demands that we do no harm. To act contrary to this code of behavior is to act unjustly. When actions that are incompatible with the Moral Law occur, society’s sense of justice, the crown of virtues, is offended. No latitude is allowed when justice is denied to any human being.
The strong have a high moral duty to protect the weak. The Human Rights and Natural Law Center works to protect the most vulnerable human beings among us by educating and informing the public on the necessity to bring Moral Law and Justice back into focus as the basis for the formulation of American Public law.
As an education-focused organization, we will be developing teaching materials for secondary and post-secondary education. This will include timelines that highlight the myriad examples throughout human history when the natural law was employed to protect people’s freedoms and basic human rights. As an example, Martin Luther King, Jr. cited both St. Augustine and Thomas Aquinas in his 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail” when he stated that “an unjust law is no law at all.” The Human Rights and Natural Law Center plans to make these available to high schools and universities throughout the country.
We will also host and sponsor on-campus debates and lectures, and produce educational videos that present the natural law in understandable terms, using stories and pictures and, of course, historical examples. This website will provide historical documentation, be a clearinghouse for natural law-related information and a forum for on-going discussions pertaining to the natural law.