The rule of law, as described in this treatise, remains to this day a distinctive characteristic of the English constitution. In England no man can be made to suffer punishment or to pay damages for any conduct not definitely forbidden by law; every man’s legal rights or liabilities are almost invariably determined by the ordinary Courts of the realm, and each man’s individual rights are far less the result of our constitution than the basis on which that constitution is founded. – A.V.Dicey, Law of the Constitution (1915)
census regalis [royal revenue]. – William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England.
Census means revenue eh!
There are a few things about law/rules and rights that I’ve come across over the past couple of years that when thought about, give the common man a nice little trump card to play when unacceptable demands are made of him by authorities claiming to…
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