Changing the Face of How We Create Laws
So we know how the golden formula changes foreign policy. It’s more about teaching and less about enforcing. But what about law, where everything is about enforcement. How does it change that. Well, let’s build the same idea again.
We don’t know the truth. The truth changes as quickly as perspective. And law is the way we provide perspective. It is the way we currently enforce structure & morality. But the biggest problem with today’s law is that perspectives change a lot faster than laws do. We don’t live in the same world where it takes ages for people to outgrow a way of life. We are changing and adapting way quicker than we can manage. So we need a system that is just as dynamic.
The Current Law System is Broken
I think this is an easy claim to defend so I briefly state this case. Our laws are too many, and their impact too little. The world changes too fast for everything to have an approved official rule for it. And it’s preposterous that common sense has no value. When you define everything, you, must then rely on those definition. And since you can’t actually define everything, the definition that you rely on are the easiest way to injustice. This is also known as loopholes.
If no one is ever right because right changes super quickly. We cannot define the laws to their lower level. We need tiers of laws:
- Tier 3: these can change if a good case is made during a trial
- Tier 2: that require revision every 10 years and need data and context for revision
- Tier 1: That require revision every 20/50 years or longer. The amendments to the constitutions would come here
A lower tier cannot trump an upper level law unless it is specifically stated as the exception, and everything in-between needs to be left ‘undefined’. This way, each case has to establish it’s own boundaries.
The reason it needs to be simpler and common sense driven, is because we all have different time-gates. And the law needs to adapt to that.
This image shows how the law draws a line through everyone’s time gates. Some can operate at the level some cannot and some are way beyond it!
In my opinion a person who commits a murder isn’t entirely at fault. If a community produces 1 murderer for every 10,000. It was not the fault of the person that s/he was the 10,000th one in that community. That same person in another community would be different! Statistics shows no mercy.
So the law needs to create a more flexible model. If you come from a community where there is 1 murder a day. The expectations should be different than with a suburban area of no murders. The 1 murder a day is not the problem, the second murder is what needs to be punished. Similarly, in a community of no murders 1 murder is an equally big deal.
But we can’t just condone the 1 murder a day. Especially if it goes goes against all our tiers. So how do we handle it? We need to spend more time in hiring consultants that can come up with better punishments. Something that does not take the person out of the community. But keeps the person in and forces that person to become a willing or unwilling contributor of better change. These punishments need to have 2 goals:
- To highlight that person for his/her punishment.
- To make them do actions that can be scientifically proven to have a net positive effect (no matter how marginal) on the entire society.
And over time, the net positive needs to be improved as we learn more. This way we judge them by their time-gates, punish things that are worse and encourage the better, without throwing all the burden on the individual. A community is a collection of individuals, and an individual an archetype of the community. You can’t punish one without impacting all.