Know thyself. Law was considered a sacred subject by the ancients because to study the law is to contemplate the nature of ourselves and our relationship with others. It is to know right from wrong and to act justly upon that knowledge. We all have rights. We've all been told it's important to stand up for those rights and yet many of us do not even know what they are.
If you've been led to believe that the law is a subject too vast and too technical for your comprehension then you have been terribly deceived. For to hold such a belief is to deny yourself your own free will and to fail to recognise yourself as an equal participant and stakeholder in this world. You are a unique individual. Only you can recognise and represent yourself absolutely in your truth and self interest. So why let somebody else dictate those things for you? It is a maxim of law that we are all equal before the law. What do you suppose that means exactly? Many fail to recognise that all law is a negotiation. Instead they ask a lawyer to negotiate for them, acquiescing to the terms of that lawyer's professional association (not your terms.) They don't work in your best interest, they work in theirs. Why wouldn't they?
The law is not and should not be too technical for us to understand. We all can and should be creating and acting upon the law for ourselves. Unless of course you are a minor that depends upon care and governance from a benefactor.
Being a minor is your default position. Like it or not. We are all born into a giant Monopoly game called a democratic capitalist society. The rules of this game are quite strict and severely enforced. Many of the rules are arbitrary, some damaging and more and more are being created all the time. We're told they're put in place for our benefit and yet these rules are often used against us to take our money, our food, our shelter, our kids, our transport, our belongs, our freedom and our sense of well being. And if you try to leave the game to go play outside the government will do every in its power to stop you. Why? Because government workers live off ruling you.
So why do we do it? What is the point of this game? The aim in monopoly is to collect as much money (and power) as we can. A strange thing really once you contemplate that money in itself holds no inherent value. You can't even light the fire with it. It's value is a fiction, a group concensus we have all agree to in our heads ...and then we allow this imagined value to dictate what we can and can't do with our lives?
Knowing the rules of the games you play is advantageous. Creating the rules more so. Once you understand that all law is created by negotiation and agreement then you will be able to reclaim your power as a sovereign stakeholder in this world, standing tall in the truth of knowing who you are.
If you do not know what your pieces can do in the game, then the game's gonna suck pretty badly for you.
So what is this law thing anyway?
In short, the founding principle of law is not to cause harm to others. Then others shall have no score to settle and no reason to harm you in return. Your rights end where anothers begin.
Everything else in law that applies to you is created by your agreement when you enter into contract. It is called "an agreement between the parties" or a "meeting of the minds." It is your promise to perform. It is your word of honour. Given in either a verbal, written or tacitly agreed form. It's an act of giving up a right in return for a benefit.
Of course, this only applies if you are acting in your own capacity as a decision maker. If instead you accept somebody else to represent you in your affairs then you are not acting as a capable adult and are instead acting as a ward (child or person of inferior rank.) Your decisions are being made for you. You will be held accountable in a system chosen by somebody else and obligated to perform in their chosen way. This is what happens when we ask a lawyer to represent us. We unknowingly and trustingly abrogate (negate) our rights to them. Not many people seem to realise this and I think this is the biggest deception happening in our courts today.
Standing up for yourself is important for many reasons. A child must ask permission for a cookie before they can take it from the jar. An adult just takes the cookie because they are an adult and they put it there. They do not need to ask for permission. Our status is made evident by how we act. Do you require permission to act? Do you require regulation to do no harm? Are you acting as a child, or as an independent self realised adult?
Lawyers are a poor choice of representative because they have sworn oaths to serve their own professional bodies before you and your interests. They live off ushering you through an unjust system that is guaranteed to empty your pockets along the way. I once heard a Notary Public quote the maxim: "Let he who would be deceived, be deceived." That's the level they operate on.
Know what the words really mean
We describe our world in languages. We think in languages. If you do not have a clear understanding of your words and their meanings then you will not be able to think or speak clearly. If you are going to study this path then get used to using a dictionary. Look up every word and contemplate their meanings until you fully understand them. You will not comprehend the contents of this material until you do. Dictionary links are provided for the more obscure words presented. Please use them.
Warning: Do not confuse the language of English with the language of lawyers, otherwise know as Legalese. It is the professional language spoken by the Law Society. It looks and sounds like English but many meanings of the words have been changed. Do not let this fool you.
They created leagalese and the legislation it forms. They own it. It is their intellectual property and only a lawyer can claim to understand it. You are not required to understand any of the words they say if you do not speak that language. You should not understand, nor quote their language unless you yourself are a professional member. Or it might get you in trouble.
Use your own words. Make them honest and stand tall behind them.
When somebody asks you if you "understand." They are really asking you if you "stand under." They are asking if you agree with the information. Never say yes unless you fully agree with the meaning and intent of the information being shared.
On Your Rights
The law is the same for everyone; it should be applied in the same way to all.
We are all equal before the law.
Only the laws you have agreed or created apply to you.
What agreements and contracts have you signed up for?
What promises have you made? Review this in detail.
End all contracts you disgree with.
For this is the law as you have defined it. Your law.