"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Post Of The Week

It has to be the one from Captain Ranty.

Extract only:
You have heard me banging on about legal fictions, and that "persons" are defined in law dictionaries as "corporations" and not men/women of flesh and blood. I have oft repeated that it is vital to separate the two, particularly if you transgress a statute and end up in a court-room.

Roger decided to not pay his council tax and see where it all ended up. The result is pretty stupendous. He got a judge to agree that he Roger Hayes, the man, was not MR ROGER HAYES, a corporation defined in law.

What does it all mean? In essence, it means that every time you bend a statute, you, the flesh and blood human, is not responsible. Your legal fiction is. I imagine that your legal fiction, like mine, has no money. So the liability for paying your council tax, a parking fine, a speeding fine, your income tax, or corporation tax, falls on your legal fiction, not you, the human.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks GV!

    This one has certainly animated people. I am arguing on various blogs about it.

    I may even break my "1000 visitors in a single day" glass ceiling.

    Write about freedom and get 400 visitors, but write about the filthy lucre and they bash the door down.

    Much obliged for the honour bestowed. Thanks again.

    CR.

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  2. That's good news - it's riveting stuff and holds a lot of potential. Even if it's wrong (I've seen the arguments against) it will still make people wonder and, one day, might even clog up the courts with a string of jane/john: of the family doe.

    If the status quo can be challenged legally as well as on the streets there might be the beginnings of a two-pronged solution.

    I'm the one thanking you for posting it!

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