Prudent Thoughts on Jurisprudence

A recent conversation between a lawyer and myself:

”Well Mr. Miller- the estate is going into probate.”

“Well- fantastic!” (Learned in Jr. High that the ‘Pro’ prefix is a good thing)

“In your case… it means you are going to lose the house.”

“Oh, you were right earlier, I have no idea what the fuck we are talking about.”


The legal system is a confusing thing. You need years of specialized schooling to practice and/or even really understand law and it dictates all of our lives.  In California we pass hundreds of new laws every year.  Hundreds!  It has gotten to the point that we are starting to lose track.  My uncle was telling me the other day that we are no longer allowed to eat and drive.

 I still don’t know if it’s true.  He explained how he was buying a bunch of Go-Gurt to replace his usual morning on the go choices of a banana and granola bar.


 

The Final (hopefully) American Revolution

 Adam Kokesh and his team at AdamVStheMan.com are the originators of this document (and its accompanying Video here ).  OneAct created the version below because we thought it was a shame such a well written piece didn't have any visual pizazz to accompany it. 

It's Adam Kokesh's call to action for liberty minded people to stop contributing to the system and to become agorists. Not a revolution of violence as the name (or media...or anyone else) may insinuate.

(Link to AdamVstheMan Blog)

 

Remember, we hold these truths to be self evident.

The preamble to the Declaration of Independence is considered one of the greatest pieces of literature in human history.  It contains five declarative sentences culminating in the statement that it is the right of the people to alter or abolish any government that has become destructive of the peoples right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

  Although the preamble is written to stand alone and is arguably the most relevant section of the Declaration of Independence, it is commonly mistaken as the actual beginning of the document.  In my experience, even the few Americans who actually know or can recite some passages from the Declaration will commonly mistake "We hold these truths to be self evident..." as the opening statement. 

The truth is, the actual opening is pretty sexy too:

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

 It speaks heavily towards the "Laws of Nature" or natural Law.

What is natural law?  Well, there isn't one definition.  For me, natural law is best expressed in the non-aggression principle..

The inclusion of natural law is key to many peoples interpretation of the Declaration of independence.

Many believing that natural law is the "Ultimate Source of Constitutional Law"

The belief set of Declarationism holds: 

"...the authority to create the Constitution derives from the prior act of nation-creation accomplished by the Declaration. The Declaration declares that the people have a right to alter or abolish any government once it becomes destructive of their natural rights. The turn away from the Articles of Confederation with the ratification of the Constitution was an action of this sort and so the Constitution's authority exists within the legal framework established by the Declaration. The Constitution cannot, then, be interpreted as though it were the foundation of constitutional law, in the absence of principles derived from the Declaration." -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declarationism