Part 3: Legislation and Societies

BY LMR

Legal V Lawful Part 1: Introduction

Legal V Lawful Part 2: Meet Your Straw-man - When is a person not a person? Understanding the confusing world of legalese and the system of society.

Legal V Lawful Part 3: Legislation and Societies - What is legislation and who does it apply to? What is a Society?

Legal V Lawful Part 4: What is Law? What is Not Law? Understanding the 'Common Law'.

 

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 must pay council tax, TV licence, speeding fines, etc.

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 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 question, are you a member of the BMA? If not, then do the statutes of the BMA apply to you? The answer is, of course, 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. It has its own rules, (statutes), and, for obvious reasons, these are different to those of the BMA.

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 to you if you are not a member of their society in the same way they don’t apply to your doctor because he or she has their own set of rules/statutes, defined by the BMA. Similarly, the Rules of the BMA don’t apply to your Solicitor. And neither set of rules/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.  

What is a society?
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 (‘like-minded people’, to go back to the definition).
2. A distinct Name (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 (for example ‘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?

No honourable society would ever accept applications to join other than those from the actual person making that application out of their own free will. And no honourable society would prevent resignations. But that is the exact opposite of the society in which we live.

Our so-called ‘society‘, which doesn’t even have a distinct name, decides of its own accord to fraudulently ‘collect’ you as a member, then operates in the most dishonourable manner by enforcing its legislation upon you by means of threats, coercion, extortion and intimidation, and it won’t 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.

Legal V Lawful Part 1: Introduction

Legal V Lawful Part 2: Meet Your Straw-man - When is a person not a person? Understanding the confusing world of legalese and the system of society.

Legal V Lawful Part 3: Legislation and Societies - What is legislation and who does it apply to? What is a Society?

Legal V Lawful Part 4: What is Law? What is Not Law? Understanding the 'Common Law'.