I first came across the Freeman movement a few years through watching YouTube videos, I became quite excited at the thought of common Law being higher in terms of authority than statute law. I watched a video where Freeman Raymond St Clair took on Court Judges and solicitors using common law methods, at the end of the video the Judge and clerks leave the Courtroom because it appears that they cannot gain legal jurisdiction over Mr St Claire and the person he is representing.
What is the freeman movement?
The Freeman movement is made up of people who believe that our common inalienable rights carry more legal authority than statute law and acts created by parliament and Government, and that these statutes and acts only carry legal validity if we consent to them. There are processes and procedures that many Freemen and Free women follow, Lawful rebellion is one such process where Freeman write to the Queen using a sworn affidavit to declare that they are not governed by corrupt statutes created and implemented by governments, in the eyes of Freemen and women this lawful rebellions removes them from the authority of statutes and acts. There is also a belief among Freemen and Women that there are two legal definitions of name relating to our names, one is the name that a human being wishes to be known by, the other is the name on a persons birth certificate, it is believed that the birth certificate represents the Person, which is state and statute recognized, where as the name that someone uses to refer to themselves by falls under common Law, you will notice in the video at the bottom of this post that the birth certificate is used to represent the person in court, as opposed to the representing the human being who’s name is on the birth certificate.
A critical analysis of the freeman movement
In terms of its validity, and I am not a Lawyer, nor have I studied law, but I have noticed that most British Freemen and Women use the Blacks Law dictionary to navigate their way through legal meanings and terms, this particular dictionary in question is written for the US legal system as opposed to our own system, so I would ask anyone who is reading this who participates in the Freeman movement to drop us a line and explain how this US legal Dictionary informs us of how about our own legal system. Having read and watched a fair amount of information relating to the freeman movement, I have yet to find many courtroom cases where Freemen have beat the statute system by using common Law in the UK. On the other hand it seems that the Freeman movement in Canada and the US have a greater number of court room victories.
One thing that has concerned me about the movement in the UK is the fact that I watched a video of Freemen and women in a court in Birkenhead, who were carrying out a citizens arrest of a judge, former BNP and now National Front activist Peter Tierney was part of the freeman protest, I am not suggesting for a minute that the Freeman movement in the UK is affiliated to far right Politics, but I am surprised that someone like Mr Tierney was allowed to be part of the freeman group that stormed the Courtroom, if he turned up anything I was involved in he would be immediately asked to leave without hesitation because of his extremist racist views.
There is now a full blown ongoing debate about the validity of the Freeman movement in the UK, on the one hand we have Lawyers and legal experts claiming that the Freeman movement is invalid, they refer to it as ‘Pseudo legal woo‘ which basically means that it is all bullshit, on the other hand the Freemen attitude to this is that ‘yes the legal world would say that’ Common Law certainly isn’t bullshit, I used common law two years ago to argue against a Parking ticket that was issued to us whilst I was visiting my Son in Norwich, it was a fairly easy process that is rooted in contract law and defining the wording used on the parking ticket, it took me an hour or so to put the letter together explaining why I wasn’t going to pay this demand, and within two weeks they had given up on their demand for money.
Freemen and women in the future
I personally would love to see our inalienable rights carry more weight than laws and statutes created by Governments, this would truly put people before profit in the eyes of any law and law courts. Whether it is the Freeman movement that will bring this about in the future remains to be seen. I admire the fact that Freemen and women question legal authority, and authority in general, and I hope that the movement does develop a clearly defined and robust position which they can use effectively to push for real human rights. for a permanent culture of the future people need inalienable rights that are free from corporate manipulation and meddling Governments, the world awaits!