Saying "No" is often not an easy thing to do. Many of us hesitate to say "no" to others. Saying "no" can sometimes feel very difficult or complicated. For many of us, saying no feels wrong.
We’ve been taught that saying “no” is a negative thing, that it hurts those around us and causes us to miss out on new, exciting opportunities. Our inability to say “no” stems from the fact that we want to reassure and make others feel comfortable. This is a notion we need to get rid of. Being unable to say “no” is unfair to ourselves, and can also be unfair to the other person.
We were taught to give, not take. Just because it’s easier to say “yes” doesn’t mean we should. Think about times when you’ve agreed to do something and later resented yourself or the person who asked you for something later. How did that make you feel? Didn’t you wish you could go back in time and exercise your right to say "no"?
The good news is that saying "no" is a skill that can be learned and practiced. The more you say "no", the more natural it will become. If it’s too difficult initially to say “no”, you could start saying “I choose not to,” “Not at this time” or “That will not work for me”. They are all different ways to say “no” that doesn’t feel quite as harsh. It is your right to decide.
It’s your right to say "no". It means you’re saying “no” because the proposed ask doesn’t suit your schedule or beliefs – and that’s okay.
The difference between lawful and legal is not very well known. A great deal of confusion has been created recently by the government and mainstream media about what is and what isn’t lawful and legal. Are mandates, requests, orders laws? Where do we stand if we decide to say “no” to them? Perhaps it’s time to dig deeper and find out how to stand in your own lawful power.
I came across this video this morning and learned a lot.
Nobody has the right to come into your property. You can say “no”.
No one comes into your property without an original warrant signed in wet ink by a judge. You can call the police because you're being harassed.
Articles 8 & 9 of the European Convention of Human Rights (Right to respect for private and family life & Freedom of thought, conscience, and religion) allow you to refuse to open the door unless there is documented evidence in the form of an original warrant signed in wet ink by a judge.
Know that you are a human being – Mind, body, and soul (law). You are not your “capital letters” (named person) nor a corporate entity (legal). Legal is not law.
You are not obliged by law to answer any questions of the police, who have to be acting under their oath. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2002/30/notes/division/4/1/18/2?view=plain
Once you give your name and date of birth, it becomes a legal matter. Their duty to serve you and keep the peace. Going into someone's house is not peaceful.
What do the police mean when they ask you “Do you understand?” Understand means to stand under their authority, to which you should answer “No”. Phrased differently, they are asking if you are giving your consent for the police officer to put his authority over you. Say “No” or “No comment” or “I’m not obliged to give my details.”
Magna Carta Art 61