By Steven Miller
“We The People” created a federal government by writing a constitution. “We The People” are the superiors. Oath-of-office takers are the subordinates (inferiors) who, by taking an oath of allegiance, owe us allegiance.
By writing a constitution and finding subordinates to obey us, we create a government.
We delegated to our subordinates the 18 things they are authorized to do in Article 1, section 8. We DID NOT delegate any authority that we ourselves did not have. (like taxing our neighbors, canceling their marriage, regulating travel).
Disclaimer: I am not saying that we need a government. We did not have a government for the first 10 books of the Bible. We did not need a government then, and we don’t need one now.
Before I can answer your question on law, we need to know what the laws of nature are.
The first sentence of the Declaration of Independence states that it is the Laws of Nature that entitle the United States to exist. Every Law Dictionary will tell you the maxim of law: “When laws of the state fail, we must resort to the laws of nature”.
The Declaration goes on to say that Governments are instituted among men to secure Creator-endowed (God-given) rights.
What are these God-given rights?
They are the rights of all mankind.
According to Tucker’s 1803 reprint of Blackstone’s Commentary on the Laws, that was updated to include 1803 Virginia laws:
- “residuum of natural liberty which is not required by the laws of society to be sacrificed to public convenience”. . . . ”
- “…these may be reduced to three principal or primary articles; the right of personal security, the right of personal liberty, and the right of private property: because, as THERE IS NO OTHER KNOWN METHOD OF COMPULSION, or of abridging man’s natural free will, but by an infringement or diminution of one or other of these important rights, the preservation of these, inviolate, may justly be said to include the preservation of our civil immunities in their largest and most extensive sense. “
That’s right. Government exists to protect you from being controlled.
Now that you know what the Law of Nature is, I can answer your question about what Law is: All Law is consistent with the law of nature. Neither can there be any other law.
Continuing on with Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law:
“This law of nature, being coeval with mankind and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other – It is binding over all the globe in all countries, and at all times; no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this: and such of them as are valid derive all their force, and all their authority, mediately or immediately, from this original….
…NEITHER COULD ANY OTHER LAW POSSIBLY EXIST… for we are all equal, without any other superior but him who is the author of our being. …”
…Nay, if any human law should allow [violation of natural law], we are bound to transgress that human law, or else we must offend both the natural and the divine.”
For more information read my essays at www.NotFooledByGovernment.com
You might just find out how you waived all of your rights.