Many people do not understand the difference between law and statute. Statutes are legislation passed by parliament and 'given the force of law'. They apply only to those who give their consent to be bound by them and are usually written to protect the State, not the people.
The Queen's oath binds her to govern her colonies 'according to their respective laws and customs' and to maintain 'the laws of God' - not the laws of parliament.
The basic tenets of the common law are fixed: Do no harm to others and honour your contracts. A whole living system can be built on these tenets, which evolves to meet the conditions of the times and is controlled by the decisions of the courts. Although it is written to cover particular circumstances and relates to American experience, the paper 'New Products at Every Stage' gives a good account of this process.
Vehicle Excise Duty, Driving Licences etc.
After a long correspondence with the Northern Constabulary and the DVLA, Stuart Hill has reached tacit agreement with both that:
- Shetland is not part of Scotland
- They have no authority in Shetland
When I broke the perceived law by putting vehicles on the road with Forvik number plates and tax discs and no UK documentation, I was convicted and sentenced by a court that could not prove its jurisdiction and ultimately unable to enforce its own sentence (See Forvik and Stolen Isles), proving that Scotland and the UK have no authority in Shetland.
The links below show the letters by which Stuart Hill has made his Claim of Right. The same claim may be used by any member of the Sovereign Nation.
Claim of Right to DVLA
Claim of Right to Northern Constabulary
Claim of Right to local police
Public Notice in local press
Notice to Local police for use by members of The Sovereign Nation of Shetland.
Notice to carry with you in case of harassment by authority figures.