A new, liberated society is emerging within the old. The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State and GodSkyEath Law and Commerce CVAC teams have taken action to provide information and training for those volunteering to work with the courts. Some of the information provided in my Common Law articles will come from a training manual these teams have developed for the emerging courts and jurors. So, let's start with defining Common Law.
What is Common Law?
Common Law is True Law. It consists of the customs people and communities established for themselves in order to maintain peace and freedom long before "rulers" controlled humanity. Common Law holds that people are sovereign and able to govern themselves through a recognition of the Natural Law of Equity; where no one has a right to dominate another person, seize more of creation than another person, or own any part of the world that was given to all people equally. Every human being was born with unalienable rights and liberties that no government or religion can rightfully take away. Any attempt to limit or abolish these rights is an act of tyranny, a denial of Creator's authority, and an attack on humankind.
The Common Law Court Training Manual summarizes Natural Law this way:
1. All things exist and are held in common. By the state of nature, no one has any more of a claim to the earth than another, as noted by a founder of modern law, Thomas Hobbes:
"I demonstrate in the first place, that in the natural state of men (which state we may properly call the state of nature) all men have equal right unto all things" (Leviathan, 1651)
2. The Law does harm to no-one (Actus Regis Nemini Facit Injuriam). Arising from the Ten Commandments and God's law to do no harm to one's neighbour, this principle forms the basis of modern law.
John Stuart Mill articulated this principle in On Liberty where he argued that, "The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others." (1869)
An equivalent principle was earlier stated in France's Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789 as, "Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights. These limits can only be determined by law."
This Natural Law exists to maintain the natural peace and equity between all people and is their shield and protector against unjust rule, rather than a force over them. Within the ancient traditions of tribal communities, especially in the Anglo-Saxon world, this fundamental Law evolved into what became known as the Customary or Common Law, or the Law of the Land. It has strong echoes in the customs of indigenous nations all over the world.
So, as you can see, under Common Law, we have the right to do everything as long as no one is injured. So the logical next question is, what constitutes injury? We will cover that in the next Common Law article.
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