Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Firstly, there is no such thing as "the state". Therefore, what is bound are men and nothing other than men.
That established, the Law that binds men descends directly from the fact that all men hold equal claims to life. The equality of men's claims to life frames every aspect of human relations. The proof is simple and intuitively obvious. The only assumption required is that of equal claims. From that, all else follows quite naturally.
Au contraire. The underlying arbitrariness speaks to chaos of a sort. Appearances of order are just that. A loose analog is a suspension of finely divided particles in a running blender. The jar imparts an illusion of order because of the superficialities of outer form. The internal reality, however, is very different.
So long as Law is arbitrary, it's basis is chaotic precisely because there is no invariant upon which it founds. Without a frame of reference, there is no basis upon which one may rely.