CUSTOMS – Family Traditions, Hank Williams Jr

Published on May 23, 2014

[“Family Tradition” is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Hank Williams, Jr.. It was released in May 1979 as the fourth and final single and title track from his album of the same name. It peaked at #4, and is one of his most popular songs.]

From common observance there should be no departure; there must be no departure from common usage {A communi observantia non est recedendum; Coke, Litt. 186};

Custom must be taken strictly {Custome serra prise stricte; Jenks. Cent. Cas. 83};A custom introduced against reason ought rather be called a “usurpation” than a “custom.” {Consuetudo contra rationem introducta potius usurpatio quam consuetudo appellari debet};

Custom is another law {Consuetudo est altera lex; 4 Coke, 21};

Custom is the best expounder of the laws {Consuetudo est optimus interpres legum};Custom and common usage overcomes the unwritten law, if it be special; and interprets the written law, if the law be general {Consuetudo et communis assuetudo vincit legem non scriptam, si sit specialis; et interpretatur legem scriptam, si lex sit generalis};

A custom, though it be of great authority, should never prejudice manifest truth {Consuetudo licet sit magnæ auctoritatis, nunguam tamen, præjudicat manifestæ veritati};

The custom of the place is to be observed {Consuetudo loci observanda est; 6 Coke, 67};

Custom can neither arise from nor be taken away by injury {Consuetudo neque injuria oriri neque tolli potest};

A prescriptive and legitimate custom overcomes the law {Consuetudo præscripta et legitima vincit legem; Coke, Litt. 113};

Custom leads the willing, law compels or draws the unwilling {Consuetudo volentes ducit, lex nolentes trahit; Jenk. Cent. 274};

2 thoughts on “CUSTOMS – Family Traditions, Hank Williams Jr

  1. Quote from above
    A custom introduced against reason ought rather be called a “usurpation” than a “custom.”
    Now go read Alabama’s 1901 constitution section 35: Objective of government.
    That the sole object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property, and when the government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression.

Join the Conversation

Your email address will not be published.