In Judge Dale’s book, The Great American Adventure, he makes reference to the Constitution of the United States for America (appose to USA, Inc) was the product of tribal cultures and law observed by the writers from peoples in North America. This post goes along well with this idea and details some of the concepts which are mirrored in Common Law vs Tribal Law.
Enslaved by the Law of the Land
The law of the land is slavery law. There, I said it. Yes, I’m talking about Common Law.
The version of Leges Scriptae (written law) that we in the United States are calling Common Law originated in England and more accurately carries the label, English Common Law. (The common law dates back to 1750 BCE with Bablyonian King Hammurabi.)
The following link will take to you a document, a book excerpt, where you will find a concise history of English Common Law (click). There you can read how aboriginal
customs were taken, combined with the “General Custom of the Realm” or Parliamentary Law, written down, and termed what has been called ever since, English Common Law. So as you see, English Common Law itself began in violation of aboriginal customary law because the custom was for it to be oral, not written.
Now, after reading the history of English Common Law, see what U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner says: “The common law method is to allocate responsibilities between people engaged in interacting activities in such a way as to maximize the joint value, or, what amounts to the same thing, minimize the joint cost of the activities.” (R. Posner, 1973. Economic Analysis of Law Boston, MA: Little, Brown; 2nd edn 1977, 3d edition 1986, 4th edition 1992.)
In this same publication he also says, “In searching for a reasonably objective and impartial standard, as the traditions of the bench require him to do, the judge can hardly fail to consider whether the loss was the product of wasteful, uneconomical resource use. In a culture of scarcity, this is an urgent, an inescapable question. And at least an approximation to the answer is in most cases reasonably accessible to intuition and common sense.” U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Posner urges common law judges to judge whether we have been “wasteful” with “economic resources” when hearing cases! (Who determined already what a ‘resource’ is? Who decided already what constitutes ‘wastefulness’? If you ask a shaman whether or not a tree is a resource he will say, no!)
Now we can see how they took oral tribal tradition, gave it a label, ‘Customary Law’, wrote it down and combined it with existing ‘Common Law’. In other words, they made the tribal tradition unlawful. Then they moved in to colonize or civilize the world for their own monetary gain.
The controllers of this world have evolved all laws of the land into an economic scheme and are now selling it to us as a lawful means toward freedom, calling it Common Law. They told the patriots that it means, “cause no harm, cause no loss, impede no freedoms” while they know it means something different depending upon which end of control system you’re operating from. In Common Law, judges set the laws, higher court rulings trump lower. So how many local rulings do you think will still apply ten years from now? It’s time to wake up!
It’s time for a peoples’ law. So what would that look like? How would it work?
A ‘Law’ for the People
A law for the people would not be a ‘law’ as such at all. It would be a sharing of values and customs through story among communities.
The smallest social unit is an individual. Then comes family, then extended family, then clan. Several clans make up a tribe. Several tribes are a federation. Social order can be maintained and enforced within each unit (clan, band or tribe) in cooperation with the federation. Each federation and social unit’s customs and values are subsumed under Natural Law. Simple.
That’s all for now. I’ll be back later to talk about ‘economics’.
Love to ALL,