Over the years I’ve heard a few explanations of the origin of Common Law by so-called experts, but the funny thing is not one of them actually mentioned the true cause of Common Law and actually what brought it about and who was involved. I wonder which university those legal experts were trained in and what oaths they took and from whom?
After reading ‘A History of England’ by Keith Feiling, Macmillan 1966, I know why. Refer to page 131.
It turns out that the Roman Catholic priests were very concerned that the flock should get to heaven.
When a certain sheep of the flock bequeathed to the church or the priest all their earthly goods, the priest’s love for that sheep just multiplied tenfold, even an hundred fold, to the point where the priest just couldn’t withhold their joy. They, being good priests, knew that the only true happiness is to be in the presence of our Lord. That’s in heaven if you didn’t already know.
So that Roman Catholic priest sent (murdered) that sheep to heaven. It was the only decent thing to do really. The sheep in heaven wouldn’t complain about being murdered because they were with their Lord in eternal bliss and the church and the priest could use the assets of the sheep that much sooner to influence other sheep to do likewise. A win-win situation if there ever was one.
The trouble was that the king of England, Henry II, was loosing a good too many wealthy folk who he needed to build up his kingdom. Fancy that. So he appealed to Thomas Becket, (Poor chap was murdered in church and ‘sainted’ after that. He reaped what he sowed.), to put his priests on trial for murder. But Becket wouldn’t hear of it, that his priests should be subject to the law of the king. Not on his watch.
You see, there was two sets of laws in England at the time. The king’s law and Canon law which is the Roman Catholic Church law that the New World Order is based on. Becket held that his priests should not be subject to the king’s law ever under any circumstance. Now you see what an intractable person our Becket was.
It came to a head when over a ten year period the priests’ love for the flock ‘sent’ one hundred sheep to heaven prematurely.
This then is the reason for Common Law. The priests were murdering the flock for their assets, and getting away with murder time and time again, so the king abolished Canon law and made sure everyone in the kingdom was subject to the same law, the Common Law, common to all the people no matter what their status or position is in society. Now it was the king’s turn to send the priests to heaven. Fair’s fair!
This move set in train a whole host of issues. The Pope wasn’t amused. Becket wasn’t amused. But the people had their common law and nobody was going to take that away from them ever!!