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If the freemen...

...wanted to combat modern statutes using common law, they would argue that a statute contradicts some part of common law, and that the latter is still operative and has primacy. But that's not what they're doing. Rather, they take some statute and attempt to radically redefine its meaning, redefining specific words like "security" on the basis of random bits from common law or other sources, and argue that the statute actually means something entirely contrary to what it plainly means and what it was intended to mean.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."