“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
Natural law and common law are similar because they both value individual freedom. Under these two laws every man, woman or child is by nature free, equal and sovereign. Since the 11th century, many Western states have adopted these laws into their justice system. However, due to the expansion of the power of the Vatican, many of these states are now under the rule of canon law, which is a legal system designed to destroy sovereignty, freedom and liberty. This is why country like the United States of America, Canada and many countries of Europe are losing more of their freedom and liberty everyday.
Here is an excerpt from ITCCS.org that does a great job of summarizing the basic principles of natural law and common law.
Natural Liberty and the Basis of Common Law Courts: First Principles
1. Every man, woman and child is born and is by nature free, equal and sovereign, and possesses an inherent knowledge of what is true and right. Accordingly, no-one can be subordinated to another or to any external authority, since every person’s inherent wisdom and liberty makes them complete and sufficient creations in themselves, within a wider community of equals.
2. This personal sovereignty is a reflection of the wider Natural Law, whereby all life by nature is indivisible and placed in common for the survival and happiness of all. In any just society, this commonality endows all people with the unalienable right to establish among themselves their own governance, and defend themselves against any tyranny or violence, including that inflicted by external authorities. Any authority that rules unjustly and arbitrarily, without the free and uncoerced consent of the people, has lost its right to rule and can be lawfully overthrown. “Unjust government is not government but tyranny” – Plato
3. This Natural Law gives rise to customary Common Law whose purpose is to protect the inherent liberties and sovereignty of men and women in a community by maintaining equity and peace among them. The Common Law derives its authority from the people themselves, and from the capacity of the people to know what is just and to judge right and wrong for themselves. This capacity is expressed in a jury system of twelve freely chosen people who are the ultimate judge and authority under Common Law and its courts.
Below is an excerpt from Scribd.com that explains why the laws of the United States don’t apply to Americans who remain sovereign. According to canon law, a country under the rule of canon law isn’t sovereign and therefore its people are also not “sovereign.” The Vatican, which is the religious entity that enforces the canon law legal system, takes your sovereignty away through the use of your birth certificate, making you their “slave.” Fortunately, due to the power of natural law, you can take back your sovereignty. To take back your sovereignty, you need to learn how the canon law legal system works and how natural law works, so that you know how to fight the system.
The “LAWS” Of the United States Do “NOT” Apply To The People, Who Remain Sovereigns
Affirmation of the concept of retained individual sovereignty: After the Declaration of Independence, but before the ordainment and establishment of the Constitution, the people of the United States pretty much handled their own affairs using the Common Law. They were not subject to any higher authority other than the authority of the common law as administered by the people themselves (self governance). Although the states did exist, they only existed by the authority of the people. Every man was a king, and every woman a queen–and none had any subjects. Upon declaring our independence, we all became sovereigns and members of the peerage (nobility).