Feb 3, 2020, 10:07 PM
by Scott De Warren
A sovereign is above the law in the sense that there is no earthly legal power above him in his kingdom.
He is not above natural law, however, in the sense that his sovereignty is not inalienable. For example if he seeks to destroy his kingdom and people or other crimes similar in kind to high treason (selling his sovereignty to a hostile foreign sovereign and thus stripping his people of their liberties) he can lose his sovereign rights in a just revolution (but not his legal heirs already born).