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V. Orval Watts

Without other human beings, we cannot be born, cannot be reared, cannot prosper; and to have the cooperation of other humans – to avoid the conflicts which would be suicidal for humans – we must follow the “Golden Rule.” When we apply it in practice, we find it is the unifying principle of those commandments that refer to the relations between the individual and his fellows: “Thou shalt not steal,” “Thou shalt not kill,” and “Thou shalt not bear false witness.”

— V. Orval Watts, Moral Law and Freedom, The Freeman [January 1976]