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What is the highest form of law?

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It depends on the context in which it is applied. There is no universal 'highest form of law.'

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By context do you mean jurisdiction?

Celia R Reed

Celia R Reed

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I mean if you are talking about the United States, it would be the US Supreme Court, but if you were having a religious, philosophical or international discussion, the answer would be different.

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The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land (if that's what you're inquiring about).

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Okay great! So why do I hear of judges threatening contempt for a pro se, bringing up the Constitution in "their" courts? Aren't attorney's, judges and magistrates fiduciary trustees? Aren't the people the grantor, beneficiaries?

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I agree that it depends on the context, since you even include religious references in your question. However, in the context of federal and state law, Article VI, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution which is known as the Supremacy Clause, provides that the "Constitution, and the Laws of the United States … shall be the supreme Law of the Land." Therefore the federal government, in exercising any of the powers enumerated in the Constitution, prevails over any conflicting or inconsistent state laws.

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Okay great! So why do I hear of judges threatening contempt for a pro se, bringing up the Constitution in "their" courts?

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The law of gravity.

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Nice one mate! I'll add that one to the list. Cheers.

Celia R Reed

Celia R Reed

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Absolutely the best answer!

Scott Benjamin Riddle

Scott Benjamin Riddle

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Considering this was another "sovereign citizen" type question and attempted debate, this is as good as any.

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Tony Soprano.

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The Constitution of the United States of America.

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My ex-wife.

Celia R Reed

Celia R Reed

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I hope she is not an attorney who contributes on Avvo!

Christopher Irvin Simser

Christopher Irvin Simser

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No. She sits in large circular room at the top of a stone tower. The windows look out over the fields and marshlands below. Thin wisps of smoke rise from the hovel of her destitute former husband. From time to time he ventures forth to harvest roots and grubs or try a DWI felony. It is a cheerless place.

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If I can be forgiven for responding with a question, why on earth did you ask this question? Look at all of the legal minds you have challenged to come up with the most clever answer! Aside from witty retorts, there is no single "correct" answer because all such answers would depend on one's belief system.
So, I want to know: What do YOU think is the highest form of law?

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Thank you for asking. I have now learned to be more selective with my words and lists and I agree, looking back at my question and the answers, it could be, and probably is influenced by one’s beliefs. Since I began studying, I would now say, in my opinion, natural law or "God's Law,” would be the highest form of a law. Then there are man made laws. 

I may be wrong, I am only learning. I would say there are two forms of law, natural law and man made law. Statutes, codes, constitutions, acts, bills, resolutions, ordinances, contract, commercial paper fall under man made law. Gravity, the universe, the earth, night and day, dark and light, good or bad energy etc., morals and dignity, fall under God or natural law. The maxims of law, it would seem are man’s, to describe natural laws. Correct me if I am wrong.

 An example; "god" or some type of creation, creates people (children, men and women), people then form governments and create laws for societies (nations / beliefs), those governments create, corporations, persons and titles like citizen, driver or occupant for various reasons facilitating commerce. Correct me if I am wrong. 

In my observations both in the world and on the internet, I see and hear a lot of people who feel as though they and others in the United States are loosing Constitutional safeguards and protections guaranteed by that document. Do you see this? 

By the way, I DO NOT consider myself a Sovereign Citizen if perhaps any reader were to presume that by the nature of this comment or the original question and I hope this answer isn’t to over the top for this site. Thank you.