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The Rule of Law in Western Civilization

Posted by Orrin Woodward on June 6, 2014

Do not give in to evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it.

Do not give in to evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it.

Winston Churchill once wrote:

There are few words which are used more loosely than the word “Civilization.” What does it mean? It means a society based upon the opinion of civilians. It means that violence, the rule of warriors and despotic chiefs, the conditions of camps and warfare, of riot and tyranny, give place to parliaments where laws are made, and independent courts of justice in which over long periods those laws are maintained.

That is Civilization—and in its soil grow continually freedom, comfort and culture. When Civilization reigns, in any country, a wider and less harassed life is afforded to the masses of the people. The traditions of the past are cherished, and the inheritance bequeathed to us by former wise or valiant men becomes a rich estate to be enjoyed and used by all.

Today, this view is becoming increasingly ignored as the State seeks to gain more power over society. In the video below I discuss some of the ramifications of the Rule of Law on liberty in Western Civilization.


Orrin WoodwardLIFE Leadership Chairman of the Board


17 Responses to “The Rule of Law in Western Civilization”

  1. Elaine Mallios said

    Great stuff Orrin. Cant wait for the book signing. Saw you on FB in NYC with Chris Brady. Our government and society is so off track that we have to get this out there. Thank you so much for your diligence and heart. See you in Columbus.

  2. Great article!

  3. Steve Meixner said

    “Rule Of Law” I agree, but we’ve gotten so far away from it! My fear is that we are not going to get back to it! I believe most people know right from wrong and are born with a Conscience but I sure question it, Especially in our Political Leaders! I will continue to send people to your blog Orrin as I believe it can Help! Thank You for all You Do!

  4. Darrek said

    Great talk this is the Education that we are missing . Cant wait to read and hear more about this.
    Thank you

  5. Gary Severson said

    As always………the ultimate educator and messenger! Thanks for standing tall and inspiring others to do the same.

  6. Heather Coleman said

    Thankyou for bringing this to our attention, Orrin. It is essential that we think about and understand natural law if we are to believe in the future of our civilisation.

  7. Sheli said

    FIRED UP! FIRED UP! FIRED UP! WHOO WHOO thank you Orrin for not giving up on your dream so i can chase my Neon Rainbow

  8. Lindsey Padlo said

    Oh Man, Orrin! This is going to be an awesome book…can’t wait to read it!! Also can’t wait to get it signed by you at Summer Convention 2014 and shake your hand

  9. Mark Stamps said

    Great post and video! Was this at the Whitewater seminar?

  10. Antonio Rosselli said

    Great Point : truth is not a democracy …

    Question: how many have the courage to stand for truth … Especially if it means to be one against 1000 … How many people are really willing to put their life at risk for truth …

    Great blog …


  11. Antoniorosselli said

    Great concepts : the rule of law … And truth is not a democracy …

    Question: how many are truly willing to fight for truth especially if they are part of a small minority against a much larger majority …

    Great post …


  12. John Hatchell said

    Great explanation, As Law Enforcement we have to advise people of this Rule just about everyday. Usaully we get well I am contacting my congressman to get it changed. Keep up the Education of our Country’s Freedom boundaries that are in place.

  13. Matt Mielke said

    love it. Rule of Law….. Now if we can reverse the politicization of the judiciary branch to maintain the rule of law.

  14. Chris Mikeska said

    Thank you Orrin. More people need to hear this kind of teaching. I see people talking party politics all the time. They think the war is between Democrats and Republicans. Both parties can bring perspective to the table of they lived and learned principals like those taught in the LIFE Leadership community instead of falling for platitudes.

    Keep up the great work. I’m looking forward to the new book!

  15. Peggi Kern said

    I’m looking forward to your new book! Can’t wait to get to the Summer Leadership Convention to get my autographed copy!!

  16. Adam Michael Rossman said

    Thank you for giving all of us more value for learning truth!!

  17. Chris Olson said


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