Meet Your Straw Man
Strawman Definitions: Civil Law, Fiction of Law
"Civil law . a rule of civil conduct prescribed
by the supreme power of a state . the civil or municipal law of the Roman empire." [Ballentine's Law
Dictionary, 3rd Edition]
So kings, emperors or legislative bodies acting in sovereign capacity are the "creators" of civil law. When
our government acts as a sovereign, it is acting outside it's constitutional authority.
So we see that a man and a person are very different
terms identifying very different things. If you study Roman civil law, you will see that it
originates and uses fictions of law - that is, concepts that are contrary to the natural order of
things, and based upon presumptions that are untrue. You will realize that this person recognized in
the civil law is a fictional entity. You will come to see the vast difference between man and person.
So the straw man is a person, a public name that is recognized in a civil society."Fiction of law. An assumption or supposition of
law that something which is or may be false is true, or that a state of facts exists which has never
really taken place. An assumption, for purposes of justice, of a fact that does not or may not exist.
A rule of law which assumes as true, and will not allow to be disproved, something which is false, but
not impossible." [Black's Law Dictionary 5th Edition]
We've mentioned "legal fiction" and "fiction of law", so let's see how these are
This distinction between a man and a person is a difficult concept to grasp. But a proper understanding of
the relationship between the government, the man and the straw man is essential to gaining increased
freedom. While the concept of these relationships is very simple, there are some foundational principles
that must be explored.
We have mentioned that the straw man is an artificial entity or person. But there are several types of
organizations or artificial entities. There are corporation soles, aggregate corporations, municipal
corporations, revocable living trusts (sole), and unincorporated business organizations.
Many people use these entities for various reasons including maintaining personal control over their
assets; protection from lawsuits and judgments; avoidance of probate; avoidance of estate taxes; reduction
in tax liability; and many other reasons. We will look into the difference between a sole entity and an
aggregate entity; the construction of these entities and the results of that construction as it apply to
the straw man.
Cont'd Sole Corporation