Part 3 This May Affect Your Statutory Rights



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Part 3: This May Affect Your Statutory Rights



Legislation is a law, or set of laws suggested by a government and made official by a Parliament. This is also known as statutory law.


A statute is an act of legislation that declares, proscribes, or commands something; for example, a specific law, expressed in writing; such as those that say we have to pay council tax and TV licence.


The definition of statutes is “The Legislated Rule of a Society”.


The definition of a Society is “A group of like-minded people who come together to deliberate, determine, and act towards common goals”.


That defines ‘Societies’, in many contexts.  To take a specific example, consider the British Medical Association, (“Association” indicates “Society”); they have their own rules which Doctors, GPs, Nurses, et cetera, must abide by; these rules are the ‘statutes’ of the BMA. The ‘like-minded people’ are the Health Professionals, who have joined the BMA in order to practice professionally. The rules (Statutes) have been deliberated and determined in the past, and acted upon to publish the common goals into instructions on how Health Professionals must behave within that society.


Now ask yourself the following questions;


Are you a member of the BMA? 

If not, then do the Statutes of the BMA apply to you?


The answer is no.


Let’s look at another example, the Law Society; This Society dictates how Legal Professionals will behave such as to be able to practice professionally in Courts. It has its own rules (statutes) and these are different to those of the BMA, for obvious reasons.


Now, the question is: Are you a member of the Law Society?

If not, then do the Statutes of the Law Society apply to you?


Again, the answer is no, the Statutes of the Law Society do not apply if you are not a member of their society.


They don’t apply to your Doctor either – he or she has their own set of Rules, defined by the BMA.


And, similarly, the Rules of the BMA don’t apply to your Solicitor.


And neither set of Statutes applies to your Postman…


And so on…


This (hopefully) sets Statutes into their true context.


They apply to the members of the society – but not to anyone else.  


It’s really that simple.



Now, considering we know where and when statutes are applicable, it’s important to investigate the attributes of a society.


I suggest they are:


1. A Membership (i.e. ‘like-minded people’, to go back to the definition);

2. A distinct Name (so as to distinguish it from all other groups);

3. A Legislative Body (who ‘deliberate, determine and act’);

4. A set of Legislated Rules (Statutes), which are published as ‘common goals’;

5. A defined method of creating the Membership (i.e. via ‘Applications to join’);

6. A defined method of Resignation.


Now the question is: Can you become the member of a Society, without deciding to join it of your own free will or can someone else decide to join you?


And is it possible to prevent the ability to resign?


These are important questions as I think you’ll find that no honourable Society would ever accept applications to join other than from the actual person making that application out of their own free will. I further think that no honourable Society would prevent resignations…


But that is the exact opposite of the Society in which we live - This so-called ‘Society‘, which doesn’t even have a distinct name, decides of its own accord to collect you as a member, operates in the most dishonourable manner by enforcing it’s legislation upon you by means of threats, coercion, extortion and intimidation, and won’t even allow you to resign.


Is that ‘honourable’?


What I have just described is the Society that we have all been members of since birth, as detailed in part 2 The System of Society.



Next: Part 4 What is Law & What is Not Law


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