There Is No Excuse: The Immorality Of Authoritarian Order Followers

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[Editor’s Note: In light of recent government child kidnappings in the southwest a Commoner Call reader forwarded this short video . I don’t agree with the speaker’s view on socialism (there is such a thing as democratic socialism) but I do find most of this comments on the immorality of the ‘just following orders’ defense to be insightful. Every ICE and Border Patrol officer needs to understand that their personal involvement in the child kidnappings makes them complicit in the crimes and mars them with guilt and shame. There was no honor in what they have done. There is no excuse for following such immoral government orders. Ever. Get ready to really resist. Things are building…– Mark L. Taylor]

Mark Passio explains how Following Orders means doing what you are told to do, without judging for yourself whether or not the action you are being ordered to carry out is Right or Wrong.

If an individual is following orders, that individual CAN NOT be exercising Conscience, since, by definition, exercising Conscience means that one is willfully choosing for themselves Right Action over Wrong Action.

“I was just following orders” is NEVER a valid excuse or “justification” for immoral, criminal behavior, and this lame attempt to abdicate personal responsibility SHOULD NEVER BE ACCEPTED as a valid excuse for such behavior.

The term Justification comes from the Latin noun jus: “right; law” and the Latin verb facere: “to make; to create”.

Justification = To “Create” A Right.

“You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her soul.” — Mahatma Gandhi.

This is an excerpt from Mark Passio’s phenomenal lecture entitled: “Natural Law – The REAL Law Of Attraction And How To Apply It In Your Life.”

Click here to watch the full length lecture:…

Link to 8-Minute Video

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