Much of what is written about Natural Law is actually natural law philosophy, and not natural law itself. Since Natural Law is written within the cells of every living being, any external writing of law ceases to be natural and is outside of natural law. Natural Law is oral, determined by what makes sense, and is congruent with the well-being of all living systems.
What makes the transition from Common Law to Natural Law so difficult? Some Earth District humans have based their sense of identity on status, hierarchy, and authority over others. These individuals may feel lost when the English Common Law-based corporate courts, politics, and governments are transmuted and may even attempt to sabotage the transition. In the end, these will require assistance in re-establishing their sense of self in a world where each living being is free, sovereign, and independent of hierarchical rule.
Here are a few differences between English Common Law and Natural Law:
English Common Law
A form of private law that governs relationships between individuals inclusive of Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, and Civil Law (labor law, commercial law, corporate law).
Based on precedent (prior decisions of formal courts and judges); past time-space.
Hierarchical (judges are deem authority figures).
Judges are holders of an office as a career and are often viewed as politicians.
Lower courts are subject to higher court decisions. State or federal judges often rule on cases from outside their own community.
A court is a permanent institutions set up and operated by the government.
Governs all life; is determined by nature and thus, universal.
Based on human sensibilities in present-moment time-space.
Non-hierarchical (judges carry no real authority).
Judges are requested to serve on a case-by-case basis and agreed upon by both parties in a dispute; not voted into any permanent position.
Resolution remains local (within the tribe, band, or community where the dispute originated). Judges are respected community members.
A court is a group of community members who come together for the express purpose of assisting in resolving a dispute. Members of the court are selected and agreed upon by both parties in the dispute; members volunteer only for the duration of the particular case for which they are assembled.
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