The Ten Commercial Maxims
submitted by Jack Harper for your consideration…
For many people it might come as a surprise (in many cases a pleasant one) if they were informed that
essentially all of the law of the world is founded on, derived from, and is a function of ten simple,
essential, and fundamental Commercial Maxims seven (7) basic ones plus three (3) corollaries. These
foundational principles/axioms underlie all of man’s law. Notwithstanding the vastness and complexity of the law today, it is safe to say that all of the world’s law is fundamentally a function of the ten
Commercial Maxims. Although the dazzling complexity and ever-changing forms, parameters, and
labels obfuscate this fact, the essence of the matter remains intact.
The Commercial Maxims constitute the basic rules involved in preventing and resolving disputes,
including relating in life and commercial affairs as if disputes might arise and written proof of one’s
position, in time and content, must be securely established. Although commerce is usually thought of
as “buying, selling, and trading,” all of man’s interactions with his fellow man are considered as being
“commerce.” Commerce encompasses all relationships between people.
Black’s Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, for instance, defines “commerce” as follows: Commerce. “The exchange of goods, productions, or property of any kind; the buying, selling, and exchanging of articles…. Intercourse by way of trade and traffic between different peoples or states…including not only the purchase, sale, and exchange of commodities, but also the instrumentalities and agencies by which it is promoted and the means and appliances by which it is carried on, and transportation of persons as well as of goods, both by land and sea…. Also interchange of ideas, sentiments, etc., as between man and man.”
The Commercial Maxims codify the fundamental principles/maxims of law and commerce upon which man’s law and governments have operated on this planet for at least the past 4-6 thousand years.
They constitute, as it were, the rules of the game. Part of the grief of mankind today is that the vast, overwhelming percentage of the populace does not know the basic rules of the game they are playing and are hence incapable of playing it.
If one who does not know the rules of a game is playing that game with others who are masters of the rules, the outcome is a foregone conclusion: the one who knows the rules wins the game while the one who does not know the rules necessarily loses. Such is the state of the world.
Elucidating the underlying, fundamental rules so that one understands what is going on helps
greatly in “leveling the playing field.” These rules, therefore, are set forth below with the understanding that they operate within the context and setting of the universal Underlying Principles.
The Commercial Maxims are the most basic, enduring, and minimalist codification of universal, real law extant on earth.
They are very simple, largely self-evident, and based on common sense. The Jews, for instance, have
studied, analyzed, practiced, and refined Commercial Law, founded on these Maxims, for thousands of
years. This continuous, relentless, single-minded absorption in the law over millennia has “worked the
bugs out.” Every angle, facet, ramification, application, and nuance of practice of Commercial Law has been seasoned over time, and is deeply and thoroughly known by those who “own, run, and rule
Indeed, the “Elite” are precisely where they are because they do know this fundamental law, because it is real, that it must work, always works, and it is impossible for it not to work, since it is grounded in natural law. Those who do not know and use the law by which everything functions necessarily and always lose. This esoteric truth must be obscured and concealed from the “masses” by every means possible. Otherwise, those who would rule mankind would have no way of obtaining their positions of power, privilege, and plunder (all of which are frauds). By knowing and using the law themselves and keeping the knowledge of such law from the masses, the people are deliberately rendered defenceless, confused, emasculated, dependent, helpless “sheeple,” considered as existing for the
purpose of being exploited, herded, sheered, gelded, and slaughtered at will.
The Powers That Be thus achieve and operate their monopoly on “law” (the very thought is absurd, like stating one has a monopoly on light or life), by propagandizing the lie that law is so complex,
esoteric, obtuse, vast, and confusing that only they and their hatchet men called “attorneys” and “judges” can administer it.
The law is “mystified,” made into some kind of quasi-religious cult, operated by a high priesthood that alone has the knowledge and authority for operating the resulting “legal system” that rules the life of man. Law must be transformed into a “closed union shop” such as the Bar Association, into whose hands the people must entrust their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honour” without availability of alternative sources of remedy and redress of grievances. Where can one go for relief when the fox guards the henhouse?
If the so-called “Rulers of the World” did not withhold from general understanding the knowledge
that the foundational principles of real law are few in number and easily mastered by everyone, and that all of the documents and instruments used in all law and commerce are likewise few in number and comprehensible to laymen, such con men would have to abandon their aristocratic “titles of nobility” and find real jobs based on genuine productivity, contribution, and “win-win” interactions with their fellow man.
It is empowering and exhilarating to understand that the ever-changing, monstrous vastness of “law” can be distilled into a handful of universal principles that can be contained on a 3″ X 5″ card, and that all of the legal documents and instruments functioning today can be mastered by nearly anyone.
Attorneys and Judges deliberately conceal the fact that the only significance inhering in court cases
and statutes consists of the simple and universal principles of commercial law codified by the Maxims.
All legal documents, proceedings, and processes are obscured by re-naming and mislabelling said documents and processes in accordance with whatever degrees of multiplicity and complexity are needed for preserving its inaccessible aloofness. Law is made diffuse, enormously complex, and allegedly far beyond the ken of regular folks.
With knowledge of the truth underlying all of that misdirection and deception, i.e. seeing through the
Wizard’s Light Show, you can understand what is happening and place yourself in a position of mastery of the situation instead of being relegated to the status of a confused, helpless victim forever in the dark and at the mercy of those who exploit your ignorance of the rules and processes by which law (i.e. organized, deadly force) operates.
In short, “Know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
As mentioned above, the word “commerce” encompasses all interactions and interchanges between people, including exchanges of such “noncommercial” things as “ideas, sentiments, etc.”
The fundamental principles and precepts of universal commercial law that have for millennia formed the
underpinnings of civilized law on this planet are both biblical and non-biblical, i.e. their truth and validity is a function of themselves and the long-accepted usage and practice by many cultures and peoples, in diverse forms, throughout the world for thousands of years. These fundamental Maxims of Commerce, which underlie all commercial documents, instruments, and processes, are enumerated herewith (with biblical references in parenthesis):
1. A workman is worthy of his hire
(Exodus 20:15; Lev. 19:13; Matt. 10:10; Luke 10:7; II Tim. 2:6. Legal maxim: “It is against equity for freemen not to have the free disposal of their own property.”).
2. All are equal under the Law
(God’s Law–Ethical and Natural Law). (Exodus 21:23-25; Lev. 24:17-21; Deut. 1:17, 19:21; Matt., 22:36-40; Luke 10:17; Col. 3:25. Legal maxims: “No one is above the law.”; “Commerce, by the law of nations, ought to be common, and not to be converted into a monopoly and the private gain of a few.”).
3. In Commerce truth is sovereign
(Exodus 20:16; Ps. 117:2; Matt. 6:33, John 8:32; II Cor. 13:8. Legal maxim: “To lie is to go against the mind.”
4. Truth is expressed by means of an affidavit
(Lev. 5:4-5; Lev. 6:3-5; Lev 19:11-13; Num. 30:2; Matt. 5:33; James 5:12).
5. An unrebutted affidavit stands as the truth in Commerce
(1 Pet. 1:25; Heb. 6:13-15. Legal maxim: “He who does not deny, admits.”).
6. An unrebutted affidavit becomes the judgment in Commerce
(Heb. 6:16-17. Any proceeding in a court, tribunal, or arbitration forum consists of a contest, or “duel,” of commercial affidavits wherein the points remaining unrebutted in the end stand as the truth and the matters to which the judgment of the law is applied.).
7. A matter must be expressed to be resolved
(Heb. 4:16; Phil. 4:6; Eph. 6:19-21. Legal maxim: “He who fails to assert his rights has none.”).
8. He who leaves the field of battle first loses by default
(Book of Job; Matt. 10:22. Legal maxim: “He who does not repel a wrong when he can, occasions it.”).
9. Sacrifice is the measure of credibility
(One who is not damaged, put at risk, or willing to swear an oath that he consents to claim against his commercial liability in the event that any of his statements or actions is groundless or unlawful, has no basis to assert claims or charges and forfeits all credibility and right to claim authority.)
(Acts 7, life/death of Stephen, maxim: “He who bears the burden ought also to derive the benefit.”).
10. A lien or claim can be satisfied only through rebuttal by Counter-affidavit point-for-point, resolution by jury, or payment
(Gen. 2-3; Matt. 4; Revelation. Legal maxim: “If the plaintiff does not prove his case, the defendant is absolved.”).
All law in Canada (and Ireland) can be reduced to the above ten listed maxims.