Laws human must be made according to the general laws of Nature.
Gist of Idea
Human laws must accord with the general laws of Nature
Richard Hooker (Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity , III s.9), quoted by John Locke - Second Treatise of Government
The point simply seems to be that they won't get assent from the public if they are not in accord with natural justice. Positivists say you can make any damned law you like.
Locke,John: 'Two Treatises of Government' [Everyman 1988], p.186
Idea 19896 It is not a law if not endorsed by the public [Hooker,R]