Take a word that describes a natural condition, reassign your own meaning while retaining the original defining aspect of the word. This is how the State manages to brainwash so many people.
Example, Law. Gravity is an immutable Law, as are all natural Laws. In the minds of the people, Laws are absolute and therefore can’t be broken or subverted. Make up your own rules, label them Laws, always refer to your rules as Laws and the people will start to believe that your rules are actually immutable laws instead of what they actually are, which is a series of contrived rules given authority by consent.
Another Example, Crime. A crime is an act of injustice where there is some form of injured party. The State refers to every breach of it’s rules as a crime, even though there may be no injustice or injured party. So all the State has to do to maintain absolute power is convince enough people that a breach of it’s contrived rules is a crime and the people will not only surrender their free will to the State’s dictates, but even bite the ankles of their fellow man for lack of subservience.
Rather than ask if an act is illegal according to government rules, ask: am I causing an injustice where the rights of another is being violated.
Do I have the right (just claim) to impose my will on you without your consent?
Do I have the right to delegate such an act to another?
Does being part of a majority of people give me the right to impose my will on you without your consent?
Do I have the right to impose my will on you without your consent by delegating that act to an institution?
Do I have the right to impose my will on you without your consent if I, along with a majority of others, delegate that act to an institution called government?
Asking the questions in this order to someone who dogmatically believes in coercive governance may induce cognitive dissonance. Be prepared for emotive responses such as: Libtard, Conspiracy theorist, If you don’t like it move, and the old classic: if you don’t vote you can’t complain.
First they came for the Whistle Blowers, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Whistle Blower.
Then they came for the Independent Journalists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not an independent Journalist.
Then they came for the Activists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not an Activist.
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.
One can consent to authority but authority, by it’s definition, has no legitimacy outside of that consent. The use of force against the will of another, unless in self defense or the defense of another, is neither legitimate nor lawful, it is merely the use of power without authority, which is criminal.
Power is the “ABILITY or STRENGTH” to do a thing.
Authority is the “RIGHT to exercise powers”, and the “JUST CLAIM”, i.e. right, to exercise powers over others can only be acquired by their individual, voluntary “permission”.
An individual, or some group of individuals, may have POWER over you, but they can only gain lawful AUTHORITY to exercise that power via PERMISSION, i.e. CONSENT, from YOU.
 Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language [Emphasis added]
] Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition (c.199), page 133 [Emphasis added]
 Ibid., page 1324
 Ibid., page 133
 Permission. A license to do a thing; an authority to do an act which, without such authority, would have been unlawful. An act of permitting, formal CONSENT, authorization, leave, license or liberty granted… Ibid., page 1140 [Emphasis added]
In his one day seminar, Mark Passio explains in detail the concept of Natural Law and the effects that its lack of understanding has on the current paradigm.
The State exists only on paper and in the mind. As a sovereign being there is no legitimate authority outside of yourself. Either a contractual agreement exists between State and people or there is rule by force, and a majority decision does not abrogate the free will of the individual not to contract. It is the willing facilitators of State force who perpetuate the criminal monopoly on violence based on the false logic that might makes right. Bearing in mind that the State is a fictional construct, those who can’t differentiate between fiction and reality are normally called schizophrenic.