Natural Law

What is natural law?

Natural law is the theory that some laws are fundamental to human nature, and as such they can only be known through human reason—without reference to manmade law. Roman orator and philosopher Cicero (106–43 B.C.) insisted that natural law is universal, meaning it is binding to governments and people everywhere.


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