Darwinian Roots of Nazi Legal System

Interesting…

The Nazis developed a ‘progressive’ theory of law in which ‘law’ was interpreted as a result of force and social struggle. According to the Nazi legal theory, the legal system should not contain fixed rules of law but evolve in continuous flow as a ‘living law’. Because the Nazis were Darwinists who believed that human beings were descended from the animal kingdom, they did not accept the idea of God-ordained human rights, but rather that the ‘stronger’ would have the ‘right’ to dispossess and destroy the ‘weaker’. During that time, most German judges and lawyers were legal positivists who rejected the concept of God-given rights as defined by the Holy Scriptures and classical natural-law theory. As a result, a ‘master morality’ was developed, and it became meaningless to appeal to any higher law above the oppressive commands of the Nazi State. Darwinian Roots of Nazi Legal System

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  1. Mind bogglingly silly

    ‘Because the Nazis were Darwinists who believed that human beings were descended from the animal kingdom, they did not accept the idea of God-ordained human rights, but rather that the ‘stronger’ would have the ‘right’ to dispossess and destroy the ‘weaker’

    That’s a non sequitur. Natural selection describes facts about the world. This piece confuses an ‘is’ with an ‘ought’. There is no consequential right to destroy weaker people (however ‘weaker’ is measured) which stems from the facts of evolution.

    ‘Interesting’? I don’t think so.

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