Whose Law is it?



When I think about the fundamental differences among German, Chinese and U.S. laws, it seems crystal clear that there is a new need to redefine freedom and happiness.

Take the differences between German law and U.S. law regarding contracts, especially between landlords and tenants.

Where in the U.S., contract agreements are required to be expressly stated between the two parties concerned, in German law, the government’s judiciary branch spells out those contracts and there are fewer complications in housing matters. The end result is homelessness in the U.S. because housing issues are not under full government control.

Chinese law speaks of virtues and ethics as main pillars of the nation’s legal system, more important than personal wishes and individual lives. Thus, it becomes irrelevant what one desires in life or whether one is individually successful, so long as one is virtuous. Poverty as a way of life has never been so acceptable as it is in the U.S.

The English law has resolved my immigration case, yet I cannot find employment or housing.

I believe the U.S. can learn from the Chinese and German legal systems. I say it would be the end of homelessness and poverty, and not a return to British imperialism.

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