How do common law assemblies work?

Common law assemblies are springing up everywhere.

What are they and how do they work?

Common law is as old as the earliest civilizations. It has always been the basis of all laws that a society and/or community agree to be governed under.

On January 1, 1901, the supreme common law of the land, the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1901 came into being, uniting the former 6 British colonies into an indissoluble federation of 6 States led by a Federal government. Each state retained its own constitution. This has led to the political parties ditching the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1901, and reverting back to their state constitutions. By doing this, and registering their governments as corporations with an ABN number, they are no longer accountable to the People.

As a result, the political parties have stealthily and massively betrayed us ever since, gradually destroying our rights and freedoms while imposing ever more draconian control over we, the People of the Commonwealth of Australia.

However, our Common Law constitution is still in place. It is just waiting for We, the People of the Commonwealth of Australia to take back control of our Commonwealth of Australia Parliament according to the Constitution.

The people are waking up as they see the terrible results of allowing these political liars, thieves, criminals and TRAITORS to take away our rights, and we are creating our own system of local government.

We are uniting within a new jurisdiction in local common law Assemblies that replace the existing corporate political party structures. The Assemblies are legislative bodies where all people can introduce, debate and enact laws in their own communities. These laws are then enforced by Common Law Courts and Sheriffs elected by and answerable to the People.

This process of returning power to the people will span years but it begins today when twelve or more men and women sign a Charter to establish and maintain a Common Law Assembly.

Positions and Responsibilities in a Common Law Assembly

The local Common Law Assembly is the foundation that is returning us to our supreme law of the land, the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1901, and our means of direct democracy. We need a strong and reliable leadership core to keep the Assembly functioning according the the Constitution. Everyone must be trained to take responsibility and hold these positions so that no one person or faction runs the Assembly.

Here are the positions that need to be filled for the Assembly to function. Each one of these people will be on a Steering Committee that coordinates the Assembly’s work, and so they need to be elected for a set period of time that will be decided by the Assembly:

1.   Convener:
The convener is voted in by the assembly after presenting the reasonse they are ready and able to take the post. The convener serves a 12 month term, and may not serve more than 3 consecutive terms.

a)   Creates an agenda for each Assembly meeting and chairs it.
b)   Arranges a co-Convener to chair meetings in case of illness or absence.

2.    Secretary:
Voted in by the assembly, the Secretary should have some experience taking notes in meetings.

a) Keeps the minutes of Assembly meetings.
b) Maintains a membership and contact list.
c) Corresponds with other Assemblies and with the Common Law Assembly Central Office.

3. Treasurer:

There should be at least three people in the Treasurer team, elected by the assembly. The team will be responsbile for:

a) Setting up a bank account, with three signatories who must all sign off on any withdrawals. This can be arranged with the bank.
b) Collecting donations at the door of any assembly or other activity meeting.
c) Keeping a record of all monies collected.
d) Present a financial report at each assembly meeting.
e) Present any requests for expenditures to the assembly for approval before spending any money held in the bank account.

4.    Sheriff:
An assembly can call for volunteers to elect as sheriffs. The assembly should vet the nominees and reject anyone with a past criminal record where they served 12 or more months in jail. When selecting and electing sheriffs, common sense should prevail. Sheriffs serve a term determined by the assembly of up to five years. The assembly should appoint a training team to teach Sheriffs about upholding common law and the decisions of a common law jury, as well as how to negotiate with law breakers, and defuse dangerous situations as safely as possible. A Sheriff is a peace maker, not an enforcer.

a) Provides security at all meetings and public events and eventually for our local Common Law Court and Tribunal.
b) Delivers Summonses, Orders, and other Assembly documents.
c) Recruits and trains Deputies.
d) Organizes an Urgent Response Network to protect our members.
e) Recruits and trains a local Citizens’ Defense Militia.

5.    Education Committee Coordinator:
Elected by the assembly, should have some experience as an educator, an ability to prepare study projects and present them to the community, and able to prepare learning materials.

a)   Plans and organizes (with other volunteers) all educational work within the Assembly (like holding classes on Common Law) and outside the Assembly (like preparing leaflets, press releases and public information material).
b)   Organizes the education and training of new members.
c)    Does background research on different topics and prepares material for the Assembly.

6.   Action Committee Coordinator:
Elected by the assembly, the team leader should have experience organizing events, and have skills as a team leader.

a)   Plans and organizes (with other volunteers) all public actions and events, like protests, picnics, and rallies. 
b)   Plans direct actions in conjunction with the Sheriff and Deputies.

7.   Judicial and Legal Coordinator:
Elected by the assembly, this position should ideally be filled by someone with some knowledge of common law, as well as other laws that affect the community. Lawyers and judges are ideal, but a layman with a good working knowledge of the law if also acceptable.

a)   Plans and organizes the Common Law Court and Public Tribunals, and their cases and procedures.
b)   Assembles and trains Court personnel, including the Magistrate, Jury members, Prosecution team, Court recorder and Sheriffs.
c)    Works with the Education Coordinator to provide educational material on the Court and the Law to Assembly members.
d)   Establishes liaison with the Supreme Common Law Court of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Note: The Common Law Courts and Tribunals are established by the Assembly as a whole and administered by the Coordinator, who like all Steering Committee officers, is accountable to and recallable by the Assembly.

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