The Giver of Life--The Creator--
did not intend that
people abuse one another. Therefore, human societies
must form governments that prevent the abuse of human
beings by other human beings and that ensure peace among
nations and peoples.
Peace is the product of a society that strives to establish
reason and rightousness. "Righteousness" refers to the
shared ideology of the people using their purest and most
All people have a right to the things they need to survive-
even those who do not or cannot work. No people or
person has a right to deprive others of these things:
food, clothing, shelter, and protection.
Human beings should use every effort to sit in council
about, arbitrate, and negotiate their differences. Force
should be resorted to only as a defense against the
certain use of force.
Chiefs or leaders are the servants of the people. Everyone
has a right and a responsibility to participate in the
workings of government.
A Portionof "The Great Law"