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The Sons of Liberty: An International Wisdom Society (2)1

A Tract Book


Anthony J. Fejfar

© Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar

The Goal of a Son of Liberty is to achieve Liberty for himself and others. This

can be done through the process of Liberation. What is Liberation? We can see

a eight fold movement of Liberation:

1. Individual Cognitive Liberation

2. Individual Metaphysical Liberation

3. Individual Ethical Liberation

4. Social Liberation Critique of Unjust Social Structures

5. Liberative Social Political Action

6. Liberative Social Norming

7. Liberative Law

8. Liberative Law Enforcement

Individual Cognitive Liberation involves the “self appropriation” of

one’s mind in a quadrilectical movement of experience, understanding, judgment-

reflection, and love. Each of us must experience: experience, understanding,

judgment-reflection, and love. Each of us must understand: experience,

understanding, judgment-reflection, and love. Each of us must judge and reflect

that we know reality through experience, understanding, judment-reflection, and

love. Finally, each of us must love, experience, understanding, judgment-

reflection, and love.

In order to Liberate, we must first experience what is going on. In order to

Liberate, we must each then understand what is going on. In order to Liberate,

we must then each know what is going on, through judgment and reflection.

Finally, to really act to Liberate we must love. In the final analysis love Liberates.

Love is Liberation, more than anything else. Love moves the will to Act when we

are afraid to act.

The Second Movement of Liberation is Metaphysical Liberation.

Metaphysical Liberation involves structuring one’s consciousness with Being,

Logos, and Substance. Being is Form of Form, an Unrestricted Pure Act of

Understanding. Being is the basis for the Incomprehensible God the Father.

Being is the basis for much of our Intuition of Reality. Logos is Creative Form,

Creative Word, or Creative Reason, or Reason itself. Logos is the basis for The

Word which is the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Finally, Substance is Formless

Form, which paradoxically is a combination of Truth, with a small amount of Form

and love. It is the appropriation of Being, Logos, and Substance, that causes

Liberation to Flourish. Being Liberates! Logos Liberates! Substance Liberates!

Individual Ethical Liberation is the Third Movement of Liberation. Ethics

teaches us what is right or wrong, better or worse, to do, both individually, and

socially. There are four basic Natural Law Ethical Principles:

1. Reciprocity

2. Utility

3. Proportionality

4. Equity

Reciprocity requires that the individual treat another as that person would like to be

treated in similar circumstances. Utility means Maximization of Value. Value

implies individual values, and a scale of values. Proportionality is seen best in a

one to one ratio. Damages paid should be proportional to damages sustained.

Proportionality means equality before the law. Finally, Equity means that Equity

makes an equitable exception from a general rule based upon need. Need is based

upon love. Reciprocity Liberates! Utility Liberates! Proportionality Liberates!

Equity Liberates!

The Fourth Movement of Liberation is the Social Liberation Critique of

Unjust Social Structures. Here, experience, understanding, judgment-reflection,

love, Metaphysical Intuition, and Ethics, combine to critique unjust social

structures. Rules which are wrong in the face of experience, are impractical and

unjust. Rules which are obtuse or irrational violate substantive due process, and

are unjust. Rule which are unwise in their rejection of good judgment or

reflection, are unreasonable and unjust. Rules which lack love as their basis, and

rather are based upon hate, are unjust. Rules which reject a transcendent

Metaphysical basis for Reality are unjust. Rules which are Unethical are unjust.

So, rules which do not involve reciprocity, utility, proportionality, and equity, are


The Fifth Movement of Liberation is liberative Social Political Action.

Liberation requires social and political action. In order for just laws to be enacted

in the first place, social and political action is required. In order for unjust laws to

be repealed, social and political action is required. In order for just laws to be

enforced, social and political action is required. Just because a just law is on the

books, does not necessarily mean that it will be enforced. Liberative Social and

Political Action Liberates!

Liberative Social Norming is the Sixth Movement of Liberation. As Saint

Thomas Aquinas said, Law is to support the common good. Similarly, Liberation

must support active Social Norming. Liberative social rules must be taught in

school and at home. Society must reward those who engage in Liberatory

consciousness and action, and society must sanction those who oppose Liberatory

consciousness and action. This is the natural societal function. Thus children

are taught not to steal as a moral rule long before they are taught this as a legal


Liberative Law is the Seventh Movment of Liberation. Just as the Founding

Fathers of the American Revolution fought a Revolutionary War of Liberation

against King George, so to those who are oppressed in undemocratic, unjust

regimes, must also fight. In the case of a democratic, just, or near just society,

such as we have in the United States, only democratic, non-violent means of social,

political, and legal change, is required. Law Liberates!

Liberative Law Enforcement is the Eight Movement of Liberation. Those

responsible for the administration of justice, especially, lawyers, legislators, police

officers, and judges, are required to Liberate and to be Liberated. Even lay persons

are required to stay informed and involved in law enforcement. Law

Enforcement must Liberate!

All eight movements of Liberation are required for a just society to exist.

Both individual as well as societal liberation is required.


Fejfar, Law and Liberation (substantial use of essay)

Fejfar, Jurisprudence for a New Age

Lonergan, Insight

Lonergan, Method in Theology

Lonergan, Cognitional Structure, in Collection

Rawls, A Theory of Justice