One must remember that: 1.) a valid CONTRACT is an agreement voluntarily entered into with full disclosure by both parties; 2.) when you enter into a CONTRACT with someone (whether written, verbal, implied or presumed), your natural rights under the Common Law and guaranteed by the Constitution no longer apply. An ancient Roman maxim of laws states, “The contract is the law of the case.”
OATH: An oath is the basis of all law. An oath is a CONTRACT.
George Armstrong Custer (cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point): True Story
George Custer’s career as a soldier almost ended at West Point. As a brand new cadet he committed some minor infraction (I believe it was visiting a local tavern when he was supposed to be on-campus.) He was charged with this and other offenses and was tried by court-martial, which is a specialized form of Maritime-Admiralty law, now called the “Uniform Code of Military Justice” (UCMJ). The witnesses were stacked against him and he seemed sure to be found “guilty” for which the required punishment then was dismissal from the U.S. Military Academy.
When one of the hearing officers mentioned that he had signed a contract with the U.S. Military stating that he would obey all its rules, George stated that he had NEVER signed any such contract. The court-martial fell into confusion and was delayed for several days while Custer’s records could be located and brought into court. Indeed, Custer was correct: he had never signed such a contract and was therefore NOT bound by military law. (His rights under the Common Law, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights remained intact.) The case was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction by the court-martial. He continued on at West Point, but only after he signed the contract placing him under Military law.