YOU JUST CAN”T UNDERSTAND OUR HIGHEST RULE
—“Why won’t America hand over the Turkish priest?”— A Well Meaning Turkish Muslim.
NO. AND THIS IS SOMETHING YOU CAN NEVER UNDERSTAND.
The west is built on one principle and one principle only, and a principle that is 3500 years old: INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY.
From individual sovereignty comes reciprocity truth and duty.
From reciprocity truth and duty comes our high trust civilization.
From our high trust civilization comes our commons.
From our commons comes our ability to out-compete all other civilizations.
WE NEVER VIOLATE THIS RULE.
Which is what you will never ever understand.
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.
Unless he has committed a crime by our standards, and we are sure that his sovereignty will be preserved by our standards, and as such he will be tried by our standards, then we cannot break our rule.
We hold to this rule even to our detriment. Just as we hold to speaking the truth to our detriment. Just as we avoid imposing costs upon the commons to our detriment. Just as we avoid even petty crime to our detriment.
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE. Because the legitimacy of our government is dependent ONLY upon this rule. Our entire way of life is dependent upon this rule and only this rule.