- "Society. An association or company of persons (generally unincorporated) united together by mutual consent, in order to deliberate, determine, and act jointly for some common purpose."
- "In a wider sense, the community or public; the people in general..." Black's Law dictionary 5th Edition
A society as an Unincorporated association is organized through an agreement between a group of people who come together for reasons other than to make a profit but for some mutual benefit, "including love, affection, care, attention, companionship, comfort, and protection".
Civil society - "usually a state, nation or body politic." Citizenship in such a civil society is, “The status of being a citizen” and may include a, “Membership in a political society, implying a duty of allegiance on the part of the member and a duty of protection on the part of society”.
Civil society is created by the hand of men, usually through compacts and applications which centralize the power of choice collectively or in the hands of a few.
But a society is also defined as "the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community often so that they are not destroyed by other societies or acts of nature."
The question is how a society orders itself. Does it do it from the bottom up by the service of trustworthy leaders in a charitable society or top down through rulers who exercise authority through compacts?
Is the communion of society through charity or force?
Jesus was "another king" of a Society and community that made it possible for the people to survive and thrive during the decline and fall of Rome.
Abraham, his society of friends and Melchizedek the righteous king of peace were able to stop and defeat overnight an army from other societies that was ravaging local city states. The one thing they had in common was their Altars of communion.
In a society under the Law of Nature and Nature's God the duties of society are enforceable by nature and by its God while in a civil society it may be compelled by men. Those men in society who use force may become the gods of that society judging good and evil as Supreme being of society.
But if society where the people choose to freely give their "love, affection, care, attention, companionship, comfort, and protection" the people of society may remain free.
These two plans for society are seen throughout history. We all have a choice to seek the plan of Cain, Nimrod, Pharaoh, and the Caesar's of the world or the The Blessed Strategy of [John the Baptist|John]] and Jesus.
A natural family is an element of society. A family is a person. It is one individual formed by the offices of Husband and Wife, with members consisting of Sons and Daughters.
The state or status of the family is determined by the manner of its union and interaction(reciprocal action or influence ) with other families. The nature or state of society is determined by the manner in which families unite themselves as a community.
Daughters may leave one Family and join to another by marriage, the right of which is obtained by grant and permission (licensed) by the Patronus or Father of the family.
The Sons may bring their wives into the Family by similar permission.
Community is a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. It is also defined as a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. Communities form natural bonds through marriage unions of Family members. There are also needs that a arise in community that may require aid and assistance.
Families helping families form bonds of love and honor.
A State is defined as “the particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time. It also may be defined as a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government.”
- Andrew Jackson, on March 4, 1833, said,“Constantly bearing in mind that in entering into society individuals must give up a share of liberty to preserve the rest…”
Many terms have a natural definition that can be used within descriptions and [Declaration of Independence|declarations] of certain unalienable Rights of individuals which are endowed by their Creator, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. But men also create and endow some of those rights upon their creations. These creations are often corporate in nature and like the Golem may develop a life of their own and even turn on their creator with a vengeance.
See also Society_and_community
A corporation is defined today “as a company or group of people authorized to act as a single entity (legally a person) and recognized as such in law” but a more generic definition would be two or more people gathered together for a particular purpose under a preexisting authority as if they were one person. The term corporation is a civil term while Family was and Father were terms of Nature and Natural Law.
The autonomous Family in Nature holds a separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them. And a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should [Declaration of Independence|declare] the causes and consent which may create bonds of union or cause separations from other Families.
A Statist is an advocate of a political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs.
In political science, statism is the belief that the state should control either economic or social policy, or both, to some degree.
Statism would normally include "substantial centralized control" yet some think it can take many forms from minarchism to totalitarianism. Minarchists prefer a minimal state such as a night-watchman state to protect people from aggression, theft, breach of contract, and fraud with military, police, and courts.
The key difference is what does the word "state" include and how is it being used?
State as a noun
The word state may only be "the particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time."
In that sense, synonyms would only include condition, shape, situation, circumstances, position...
But the state may also be "a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government.
Such as "Germany, Italy, and other European states" or it might include early Israel where there was no king or even the Kingdom of God spoken of by Jesus and John the Baptist. When there was no king "every man did that which was right in his own eyes". When Jesus as king of Judea appointed the ministers of His government they were commanded to not exercise authority one over the other like the governments who had "rulers".
Synonyms would include country, nation, land, sovereign state, nation state, kingdom, realm, power, republic, confederation, federation
The phrase "an autonomous state" could many any of those forms of government including one where all the power of the State rested not in a central ruler or class nor in the people as a collective like a democracy but actually in all the people individually where the people remained in a "state of nature". In the latter there would be no "centralized control".
As an adjective, a state would include that which is of, provided by, or concerned with the civil government of a country.
If there was no centralization it would mean that all member of the general society would have to care about their neighbor and their rights as much as they care about their own. Centralizing the care or responsibility of or the concern for civil government if everyone was diligent in the pursuit of the weightier matters of justice and mercy for all of society.
Bouvier's 1856 dictionary defines “STATE, government. This word is used in various senses.”
Bouvier expands his definition of State by saying “In its most enlarged sense, it signifies a self-sufficient body of persons united together in one community for the defence of their rights, and to do right and justice to foreigners. In this sense, the state means the whole people united into one body politic; (q. v.) and the state, and the people of the state, are equivalent expressions. 1 Pet. Cond. Rep. 37 to 39; 3 Dall. 93; 2 Dall. 425; 2 Wilson's Lect. 120; Dane's Appx. §50, p. 63 1 Story, Const. §361.”
Bouvier separately defines “STATE, condition of persons. This word has various acceptations. If we inquire into its origin, it will be found to come from the Latin status, which is derived from the verb stare, sto, whence has been made statio, which signifies the place where a person is located, stat, to fulfil the obligations which are imposed upon him.
- 2. State is that quality which belongs to a person in society, and which secures to, and imposes upon him different rights and duties in consequence of the difference of that quality.
- 3. Although all men come from the hands of nature upon an equality, yet there are among them marked differences. It is from nature that come the distinctions of the sexes, fathers and children, of age and youth, &c.
- 4. The civil or municipal laws of each people, have added to these natural qualities, distinctions which are purely civil and arbitrary, founded on the manners of the people, or in the will of the legislature. Such are the differences, which these laws have established between citizens and aliens, between magistrates and subjects, and between freemen and slaves; and those which exist in some countries between nobles and plebeians, which differences are either unknown or contrary to natural law.
- 5. Although these latter distinctions are more particularly subject to the civil or municipal law, because to it they owe their origin, it nevertheless extends its authority over the natural qualities, not to destroy or to weaken them, but to confirm them and to render them more inviolable by positive rules and by certain maxims. This union of the civil or municipal and natural law, form among men a third species of differences which may be called mixed, because they participate of both, and derive their principles from nature and the perfection of the law; for example, infancy or the privileges which belong to it, have their foundation in natural law; but the age and the term of these prerogatives are determined by the civil or municipal law.
- 6. Three sorts of different qualities which form the state or condition of men may then be distinguished: those which are purely natural, those purely civil, and those which are composed of the natural and civil or municipal law. Vide 3 Bl. Com. 396; 1 Toull. n. 170, 171; Civil State.”
Law Dictionary 5th Edition, "State. A people permanently occupying a fixed territory bound together by common law habits and custom into one body politic exercising, through the medium of organized government, independent sovereignty and control over all persons and things within its boundaries, capable of making war and peace and of entering into international relations with other communities of the globe...In its largest sense, a "state" is a body politic or a society of men..."
Same dictionary, "Nation. A people, or aggregation of men, existing in the form of an organized jural society, usually inhabiting a distinct portion of the earth, speaking the same language, using the same customs, possessing historic continuity, and distinguished from other like groups by their racial origin and characteristics, and generally, but not necessarily, living under the same government and sovereignty."
Same dictionary, "Country. The territory occupied by an independent nation or people, or the inhabitants of such territory. In the primary meaning "country" denotes the population, the nation, the state, or the government, having possession and dominion over a territory."
Black's Law Dictionary, 5th Edition, "Church. In its most general sense, the religious society founded and established by Jesus the Christ, to receive, preserve, and propagate His doctrines and ordinances [laws]. It may also mean a body of communicants gathered into church order; body or community of Christians, united under one form of government by the profession of the same faith and the observance of the same rituals and ceremonies..."
An Order of ordained ministers is a type of society. If they are established by Jesus the Christ, to receive, preserve, and propagate His doctrines and ordinances [laws] then they are his corporation, his family.
The early church established by Christ was composed of ministers who were to serve God by serving a voluntary society of the people, for the people by the freewill offerings given by the people. That voluntary society was the church in general which provided a way to establish a Corban that did not exercise authority so that no man had to pray to the Fathers of the earth. Those Benefactors who exercised authority offered a welfare that was snare and provided for the Workers of iniquity.
The Church in the practice of Pure religion offered a way to establish through word and deed a voluntary society of people seeking the righteousness of God full of forgiveness and freely giving in faith, hope and charity according to the perfect law of liberty.
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- Further in the definition society it states "The 'society', loss of which is recoverable element in death action under general maritime law, embraces broad range of mutual benefits each family member receives from other's continued existence, including love, affection, care, attention, companionship, comfort, and protection; thus, widow, parent, brother, sister, or child may be compensated for loss of society. Within rule that husband is entitled to damages for loss of wife's "society" through wrongful injury, means such capabilities for usefulness, aid, and comfort as a wife as she possessed at the time of the injuries." Black's Law dictionary 5th Edition
- Protectio trahit subjectionem, subjectio protectionem. Coke, Little. 65."
- Luria v. U.S., 231 U.S.9,34 S.Ct.10,13,58 l.ed.101. (Black’s3rd.p.330)