When i so pressingly urge a strict observance of all the laws, let me not be understood as saying there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise, for the redress of which, no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But i do mean to say, that, although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still while they continue in force, for the sake of example, they should be religiously observed.
Were i to be the founder of a new sect, i would call them apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect. my fundamental principle would be ... that we are to be saved by our good works which are within our power, and not by our faith which is not within our power.
The us cannot be brought to the world court for major crimes, for example the supreme international crime, invasion, or violation of the un charter, or violation of the genocide convention, these are things the us is exempt from, because they exempted themselves from being subjected to international treaties in world court proceedings.
A single good government becomes... a blessing to the whole earth, its welcome to the oppressed restraining within certain limits the measure of their oppressions. but should even this be counteracted by violence on the right of expatriation, the other branch of our example then presents itself for imitation: to rise on their rulers and do as we have done.