I want to explore a concept today that came up in a conversation with a friend the other day. Firstly, let's establish what this thread is about.
Common Law Vs. Statutes and Codes.
In common law, or the law of the land, there are very few things that can get you in trouble with the law.
1. Killing Or Harming Others.
2. Causing Significant Loss To A Person (financial or otherwise)
3. Being Dishonest In Your Contracts
Otherwise, common law afford you the right to do whatever the hell you please, so long as you aren't infringing upon these rights. Furthermore, only a
human being of flesh and blood may make claim against you.
That means that no government body or institution can bring suit against you. Therefore if nobody claims any of the above 3 things, than you cannot
have your freedoms arbitrarily called into question by your government.
The common law was established a very long time ago and since then Governments around the world have attempted to fool you into thinking their
"Maritime Law" applies to you, when in fact it does not. (This is notably different for those living in the USA for reasons I am still exploring,
common wealth countries are far better off hilariously enough.)
So now that we have that out of the way, we can discuss my thoughts.
Limiting freedom encourages introversion and violence among the population. Creating laws other than those that make the most heinous of crimes
illegal is counter intuitive to a healthy society. As we've clearly seen over the last 100 years, as non sensical, freedom limitation laws come into
effect; our society has become more violent.
Also the more power we've given to our governments to 'protect' us, the more they seem to have no interest in protecting us, but have a vested
interest in using that power against its own citizens.
What do you think? Is this limitation of basic freedoms, the right to be left the hell alone and not bothered, creating a new kind of society? One
which we are so afraid of being bothered and disrupted by 'authority' that we would rather go it alone?
Seems to me, communities were far more tight knit back in the day. Today we treat each other like we are criminals not to be trusted. The sense of
community is gone. How better off would our children be if we were still letting entire villages raise them instead of 2 parents who are never home
cause they are working?
edit on 8/25/2012 by tothetenthpower because: Spellin.