Two Treatises of Government

John Locke; "Two Treatises of Government" John Locke (1632-1704) was an English philosopher who is considered to be one of the first philosophers of the Enlightenment and the father of classical liberalism. The Two Treatises was first published anonymously in December 1689. The First Treatise is focused on the refutation of Sir Robert Filmer, in … Continue reading Two Treatises of Government

Norman v Heers (Trustee) [2016] FCA 821

I don't think I'll comment on Norman v Heers (Trustee) [2016] FCA 821, it is either self explanatory or incomprehensible: "I am of sound mind, i.e. this affidavit and the facts herein are the product of knowledge and creative-expression by its creator. My name constitutes property. My name is owned by my master in accordance … Continue reading Norman v Heers (Trustee) [2016] FCA 821

The Law of Nations

Emerich de Vattel; "The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns" is a legal treatise on international law published in 1758, and has been said to have modernized the entire practice of international law. Vattel’s Law of Nations was translated into English in 1760, … Continue reading The Law of Nations

Natural law v Positivism

Taking Rights Seriously | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano Judge Andrew P. Napolitano serves on the Board of Directors of the Mises Institute, and is the Institute's Distinguished Scholar in Law and Jurisprudence. He is Senior Judicial Analyst at Fox News, former Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, and is a graduate of Princeton University … Continue reading Natural law v Positivism

Sir William Blackstone definition of a law

Commentaries on the Law of England Sir William Blackstone Introduction Section 2 - Of the Nature of Laws in GeneraL Law, in it's most general and comprehensive sense, signifies a rule of action; and is applied indiscriminately to all kinds of action, whether animate or inanimate, rational or irrational. Thus we say, the laws of … Continue reading Sir William Blackstone definition of a law

Natural Law and the Social Contract

IS THE CONSTITUTION A SOCIAL CONTRACT? https://freemandelusion.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/is-the-constitution-a-social-contract.pdf COMPARING THE SOCIAL CONTRACTS OF HOBBES AND LOCKE https://freemandelusion.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/comparing-the-social-contracts-of-hobbes-and-locke.pdf THE SOCIAL CONTRACT RENEGOTIATED: PROTECTING PUBLIC LAW VALUES IN THE AGE OF CONTRACTING https://freemandelusion.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/the-social-contract-renegotiated-protecting-public-law-values-in-the-age-of-contracting.pdf Extract from Shaw v The State of Western Australia Attorney General Mr Jim McGINTY [2004] WASC 144 (at 11) "I must confess, with all due respect … Continue reading Natural Law and the Social Contract

Sir William Blackstone on the Absolute Rights of Individuals

Commentaries on the Law of England Sir William Blackstone Extracts from BOOK 1, CHAPTER 1 Of the Absolute Rights of Individuals "By the absolute rights of individuals we mean those which are so in their primary and strictest sense; such as would belong to their persons merely in a state of nature, and which every … Continue reading Sir William Blackstone on the Absolute Rights of Individuals