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Rule of Law
In the U.S a fundamental belief is the rule of law, where in theory, laws are applied equally and by just procedures.
A belief that laws apply to the present or the future and should not punish an earlier action before it violated the law is the idea of prospectivity.
Force should, in theory, not be necessary for a government to get its people to adhere to the rule of law.