Saturday, September 28, 2013

Who are Freeman on the land

"Freemen on the Land" claim that all statute law is contractual, and that such law is applicable only if an individual consents to be governed by it.  By avoiding such consent - often in refusing to acknowledge their name - they believe themselves not bound by the ordinary laws of the state they reside in. 

While the view that all statute law requires consent of the individual is arrant nonsense, the concept that jurisdiction over persons by the state can be disputed has been adopted by some aboriginal groups.

Although not accepted by courts as yet the position that aboriginal groups remain sovereign and have mere treaty relations with, say, Canada is arguable and despite seeming similarity to Freeman on the Land beliefs is a legitimate argument.  

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