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The Good Lore Project – What is Law? – Maxims

Everything begins and ends with the law; no matter if you are an activist wishing to prevent harm or loss for the greater good; or, making an agreement with a neighbour or friend; and, just as there are activists for the protection of the environment, health, truth in journalism, peace, so too for justice and right;

And, of the most educated and informed is our Joan of Arc, Judge Anna von Reitz; by now most of you have read her writings and she needs no introduction; see

Now, what you are witnessing is the unbinding of the laws of an evil system under which yoke we have suffered, from our creation, until now;

Maxim – Everything is dissolved by the same means by which it is put together, — destroyed by the same means by which it is established. 2 Rolle, 39; Broom, Max. 891.

However, once we have unbound the laws of an evil system there will be a vacuum unless we replace it with the law “Lore” we wish to be governed by;

Just as nature abhors a vacuum, so too does the lore;

Then what are we going to use as our foundation of lore? In community courts? Once we have dissolved and scrapped the BAR legal system from our lands?

Well, not all laws were bad; an evil system has only corrupted and perverted what was originally intended to be good systems of law; and, as we learn, we are sifting through the ashes of the past to put together the good lore project; 

And, yes love is the only law to obey;

And, no: “do as thou may” is not a law; it is a state of lawlessness; it is the root cause of the falling apart which we are seeing all around us, on all levels;  we all have morals, ethics, principles and values in common; and, it is up to us to find out what they are; without further ado; on maxims;


Lawyers and Judges like quoting “Maxims of Law” because they like to think that, by doing so, they are showing a superior knowledge and that only they are fit and proper “persons” to run their commercial law-of-the-sea courts;

Maxims of Law are, in fact, simple statements that anyone can employ in the presentation of their case; they are nothing more than guidelines to help in conveying to a court or jury the reasons and justification for doing, or not doing, what was done, or not done, by the court, plaintiff or defendant;

They are arguments which a Jury must judge, in the same way that they must judge all the facts before them; however, maxims are not sacrosanct; they are not inarguable; in some instances, they can even be downright wrong;

Maxim – “Something which is presented as the truth but is not the whole truth, is a deception.”

Definition of “Maxim” from Bouvier’s 1856 Law Dictionary:

MAXIM. An established principle or proposition. A principle of law universally admitted, as being just and consonant. They are principles and authorities, and part of the general customs or common law of the land; and are of the same strength as acts of parliament. Maxims of the law are holden for law, and all other cases that may be applied to them shall be taken for granted. The alterations of any of the maxims of the common law are dangerous.

Coke defines a maxim to be “conclusion of reason,” and says that it is so called “quia maxima ejus dignitas et certissima auctoritas, et quod maxime omnibus probetur.” Co.Litt. 11a.

Which translates as: “because the greatest authority of his dignity, and the most certain, and because universally approved by”

He says in another place: “A maxime is a proposition to be of all men confessed and granted without proofe, argument, or discourse.” Id. 67a.



A maxime is a proposition to be of all men confessed and granted without proofe, argument, or discourse. Id. 67a.

Every general principle [or maxim of law] is its own pledge or warrant; and things that are clearly true are not to be proved. Branch; Co. Litt. 11.

In default of the law, the maxim rules.

Positive rules of law [as distinguished from maxims or conclusions of reason] will be receded from, [given up or dispensed with,] rather than that crimes and wrongs should remain unpunished. Bac. Max. 55, reg. 12.

Principles prove; they are not proved. Fundamental principles require no proof; or, in Lord

Coke’s words, “they ought to be approved, because they cannot be proved.” 3 Coke, 50a.

The maxim deals only with weight of evidence, Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. v. Wright, 190 Miss. 53, 199 So. 289, 290.

The principle of anything is its most powerful part. 10 Coke, 49.

There is no reasoning of principles; no argument is required to prove fundamental rules. 2 Bulst. 239.

A communi observantia non est recedendum. There should be no departure from common observance or usage. Co. Litt. 186.

How Can I Help?

At the moment we are doing key word searches on definitions and maxims using a pdf version of Black’s Law Dictionary, 4th Edition; at the link below, you will find that most text documents are not complete; you can help by completing them and emailing to us;

At the end of every month,  we update until complete; for more details see:

Gratitude; in peace;