Fundamentally , law should be regarded as a phenomenon which will create existence or being . A particular thing cannot exist or function unless it is governed by a corresponding particular law . Particular law cannot exist or function unless there does exist or manifest a
thing upon which it may act . It must therefore be seen that physical substance and law are derived simultaneously so the question of which came first does not arise .
The defining characteristic of particular law will be its applicability to all thing and object under its governance . This characteristic is best illustrated by the universal law of gravity whereby all physical things will be attracted to each and every other physical thing without exception otherwise the universal law of gravity would not exist or function . Although gravity as a concept would be classified a natural or scientific law the characteristic of total applicability should be relevant for all other law despite its type ( or should it ) . This total applicability assumption now does require further examination and contemplation .
Humanity does formulate law and by assumption of total applicability that formulated law is considered relevant and binding to all under its governance . Human law which is called statute or legislative law unlike its natural or scientific countrerpart will invariably contain an arbitrary component . There shall always be incorporated into human law a qualifying or exemptive element whereby a certain class of people are excluded from adherence to such law .
However , the applicability factor of law is only designed for things and objects which are not endowed with their own intelligence . The law for this type of thing must originate from outside or independent from the object itself . Humanity collectively and individually does possess intelligence from within and thus is not completely dependent upon outside and imposed intelligence in the form of definitive law .
Authoritarian dictatorial enforceable statute legislative law is not necessary for humanity because of the prior outlined reasoning . Humanity is not a collection of inanimate things and objects without intelligence . Those who somehow think otherwise and do consider themselves humane have obviously surrendered what little intelligence they may have once possessed to an external control . That external control is dominated by the lock and key mentality . Just as a lock was not devised by humanity neither was enforceable law .