Ideas from 'Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity' by Richard Hooker [1593], by Theme Structure

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25. Society / C. Social Justice / 5. Legal Rights / a. Basis of rights
It is not a law if not endorsed by the public
25. Society / E. State Functions / 1. The Law / b. Rule of law
Rule of law is superior to autonomy, because citizens can see what is expected
25. Society / E. State Functions / 1. The Law / c. Natural law
Human laws must accord with the general laws of Nature
26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 8. Scientific Essentialism / c. Essence and laws
Natural things observe certain laws, and things cannot do otherwise if they retain their forms