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SEDM Liberty University (OFFSITE LINK) -procedure to become free

Sovereignty and Freedom Page -Family Guardian Website

PDF Path to Freedom, Form #09.015 (OFFSITE LINK) -procedure to become free

Foundations of Freedom, Form #12.021 (OFFSITE LINK) -Basic introduction to freedom concepts. Excellent.

Capitis Diminutio

CAPITIS DIMINUTIO. In Roman law. A dimin ishing or abridgment of personality; a loss or curtailment of a man's status or aggregate of legal attributes and qualifications.

[Black's Law Dictionary, Fourth Edition, p. 264]

Capitis Diminutio Maxim

CAPITIS DIMINUTIO MAXIMA. The highest or most comprehensive loss of status. This occurred when a man's condition was changed from one of freedom to one of bondage, when he became a slave. It swept away with it all rights of citizenship and all family rights.

[Black's Law Dictionary, Fourth Edition, p. 264]

Capitis Diminutio Media

CAPITIS DIMINUTIO MEDIA. A lesser or medi um loss of status. This occurred where a man lost his rights of citizenship, but without losing his liberty. It carried away also the family rights.

[Black's Law Dictionary, Fourth Edition, p. 264]

Capitis Diminutio Minima

CAPITIS DIMINUTIO MINIMA. The lowest or least comprehensive degree of loss of status. This occurred where a man's family relations alone were changed. It happened upon the arrogation of a person who had been his own master, (sui juris,) or upon the emancipation of one who had been under the patria potestas. It left the rights
of liberty and citizenship unaltered. See Inst. 1, 16, pr.; 1, 2, 3; Dig. 4, 5, 11; Mackeld.Rom.Law, 3 144.

[Black's Law Dictionary, Fourth Edition, pp. 264-265]


free, a.; {ME. free, freo; AS. freo, frio, frig, free.}
1. (a) not under the control of some other person or some arbitrary power; able to act or think without compulsion or arbitrary restriction; having liberty; independent; (b) characterized by or resulting from liberty.
2. (a) having, or existing under a government that does not impose arbitrary restrictions on the right to speak, assemble, petition, vote, etc.; having political liberty; as a free people; (b) not under control of a foreign government.
3. able to move in any direction; not held, as in chains, etc.; not kept from motion; loose.
4. not held or confined by a court, the police, etc.; acquitted.
5. not held or burdened by obligations, debts, discomforts, etc.; unhindered; unhampered.
6. not confined to the usual rules or patterns; not limited by convention or tradition...... - Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary 2nd Ed. (1983)

(We are not free; when over 50% of our hard earned money is stolen by fraud, via income taxes (freedom from excessive taxation) to support a central government bureaucracy gone mad; when we can't travel on "free-ways" or public roads and streets (freedom of mobility) without a drivers license, vehicle registration and insurance. (freedom of contract); when the nation's police are more of a threat to life, liberty and property than so-called "common criminals". (freedom from fear and arbitrary oppression) - TJL)


"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget ye were our countrymen."
[Samuel Adams]

John Stuart Mill, "On Liberty"

"The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health whether bodily, mental, or spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to the rest."
John Stuart Mill "On Liberty"

Steve Symms, U.S. Senator, Idaho

"In America, freedom and justice have always come from the ballot box, the jury box, and when that fails, the cartridge box."
[Steve Symms, U.S. Senator, Idaho]