27 CRF 72.11 purports to define some crimes as “commercial crimes”:
Sec. 72.11 Meaning of terms.
“As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires, terms shall have the meanings ascribed in this section. Words in the plural form shall include the singular, and vice versa, and words importing the masculine gender shall include the feminine. The terms “includes” and “including” do not exclude things not enumerated which are in the same general class…
Commercial crimes. Any of the following types of crimes (Federal or State): Offenses against the revenue laws; burglary; counterfeiting; forgery; kidnapping; larceny; robbery; illegal sale or possession of deadly weapons; prostitution (including soliciting, procuring, pandering, white slaving, keeping house of ill fame, and like offenses); extortion; swindling and confidence games; and attempting to commit, conspiring to commit, or compounding any of the foregoing crimes. Addiction to narcotic drugs and use of marihuana will be treated as if such were commercial crime…”
When our nation was founded, the federal government had NO CONTROL OR AUTHORITY over the lives and property of the people of the Several States. The only time the federal government had authority in the lives and actions of the people of the several states is when they served as “citizens” and engaged in activities in which the federal government was delegated authority by the Constitution of the United States of America. Article 1, Section 8 lists those activities (paraphrased):
1) commerce with foreign nations, 2) interstate commerce, 3) commerce with the Indian tribes, 4) those involved in bankruptcy, 5) those involved in counterfeiting securities and money.
“Our tax system is based on individual self-assessment and voluntary compliance.” — Mortimer Caplin, former Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Internal Revenue Audit Manual (1975).
The tax system, as it is applied to individuals, is predicated upon U.S. citizenship. The Bill of Rights, including the 9th Amendment was written to guarantee that when we, the “people” choose to work as “citizens,” that we would not give up any of our God-endowed RIGHTS just because we are choosing to work within the confines of the constitutional government.
The dissent written by Justice John Marshall Harlan in Downes v. Bidwell held that the U.S. Congress was always bound to enact laws within the jurisdiction of the Constitution. In it, he said, “This nation is under the control of a written constitution, the supreme law of the land and the only source of the powers which our government, or any branch or officer of it, may exert at any time or at any place.” He held that the Congress had no existence, and therefore had no authority, outside of the U.S. Constitution.
In fact, in the U.S. Code, Title 2: Congress is Prima Facie, meaning that Congress has not enacted itself into positive law. You can confirm this fact for yourself.
He also said, “… two national governments exist; one to be maintained under the Constitution, with all its restrictions, the other to be maintained by Congress outside and independently of that instrument. By exercising such powers as other nations of the earth are accustomed to a radical and mischievous change in our system of government will result … We will, in that event, pass from the era of constitutional liberty guarded and protected by a written constitution into an era of legislative absolutism … It will be an evil day for American liberty if the theory of a government outside the supreme law of the land finds lodgment in our constitutional jurisprudence.”
Who’s job is it, then, to guard our freedom? If not us, who? If not now, when?
According to Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation, Justice Stephen J. Field, who had been a fountainhead for constitutional principles dealing with economic liberty (see “Economic Liberty and the Constitution, Part 5,” Freedom Daily, October 2002), stated the following in voting against the constitutionality of the legal-tender laws:
“The power to commit violence, perpetrate injustice, take private property by force without compensation to the owner, and compel the receipt of promises to pay in place of money, may be exercised, as it often has been, by irresponsible authority, but it cannot be considered as belonging to a government founded upon law . . ..From the decision of the Court I see only evil likely to follow.”
Are Americans Free, or are We Slaves?
There are many views regarding the topic of sovereignty and how one becomes “sovereign.” In our view, one need only renounce one’s U.S. citizenship in order to become one of the “people” and therefore “sovereign” under this nation’s founding documents. Check out this link on redemption. Be sure to check out this link, this link, and this link. Also, check out these questions and answers about the I.R.S.
Read the entire transcript of James Traficant’s testimony to congress. The following information is from the American Patriot Network:
“The government and press propaganda that the Civil War was to free the black people from slavery is ridiculous, once you understand the Civil War Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments. The black people are just as much slaves today as before the Civil War just as the white people are, and also we find ourselves subjects of the king/queen of England. The only thing that changed for black people is they changed masters and were granted a few privileges, which I might add can be taken away anytime the government chooses.
Since the 1930’s the black people have been paid reparations to buy off their silence, in other words, keep the slaves on the plantation working. I do not say this to shock or come across as prejudiced, because I’m not. Here’s what Russell Means said. For those that don’t remember who he is, he was the father in the movie called, “Last Of The Mohicans”.
Russell Means said, “Until the white man is free we will never be free.” The ‘we’ he is referring to are the Indians. There has never been a truer statement. The problem is, the white people are not aware of their enslavement.
Originally, Americans were people or citizens of the state in which they were born or resided. According to the Constitution, the federal government could only have jurisdiction on a person if they lived in Washington DC or a US territory.
After the Civil War, many blacks were being abused by people and the local or state governments would not come to their aid. The Federalists who took control of our government instituted the 14th Amendment to “protect” the former slaves. This amendment allowed the former slaves to come under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government in order that the Federal Government could protect their Constitutional rights. The 14th Amendment may have freed the slaves from oppression of their neighbors, but it gave them and us a new master, the Federal Government. The 14th Amendment makes Americans citizens of the United States AND of the several states. This allows the Federal Government to have jurisdiction over us that it never had before the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment also states (the last section) that Americans are not supposed to question the validity of the debt of the Federal government.
Most Americans receive their United States citizenship when they receive their Social Security Card. With the Social Security Card come income taxes. I am not going to go into how we have been put under Statutory (Admiralty) Law; I will simply state that we are under it. We all know this because we need a license or a permit to do certain things in America. Free citizens would not be required to obtain a license or get a permit to be married, drive a car, start a business, add onto his or her home or improve his or her property.
Have you ever noticed that your driver’s license, bank statement, and any bill that you receive is printed in all capital letters? This is not an accident; there is a legal reason for this. Did you ever wonder why the government or the state can take your house, your property, your cars, your bank account, and your children? Don’t Americans own everything that we’ve worked so hard for over the course of our lives?”
“Fact is, the United States is bankrupt and has been since 1933. The government has no gold or silver as required by the Constitution. It’s only asset is the people.
So how does the U.S. finance its daily operations? It collateralizes the people for credit. It does this by registering them in international commerce, and selling bonds on them. The people become the surety on the bonds, or the “pledge”. The asset bonded (surety) is the labor of the people which is payable as some undetermined future date. Thus, the people become the “utility” for the “transmission” of energy.
This process results in a very sophisticated form of peonage or slavery for the people. The U.S. government, on all levels, is involved in international commerce. The law merchant is the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). See Public Law 88-244, which describes how the U.S. subscribed to private international law. Also see definition of “goods” under the Uniform Commercial Code; Section 2-105(1) and 9-105(1) in which animals, including humans and their unborn offspring, become “goods” sellable in commerce!
When a baby is born in the United States, a birth certificate is registered with the Bureau of Vital Statistics in the state of birth. The key word here is “registered” as registered in international commerce. The baby becomes the surety, whose energy is due at some future date. When the birth certificate is registered in the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Department of Treasury issues a bond on the birth certificate (approx. $1,000,000) and the bond is sold at some securities exchange and perhaps bought by the Federal Reserve Bank, which then uses it as collateral in order to issue Federal Reserve Notes or some other form of “debt obligation” (see 18 USC §411).
The bond is then held in trust for the Federal Reserve at the Depository Trust Corp. At 55 Water Street, in New York City, about two blocks down the street from the Fed. It is a high rise office building and the sign out front reads “The Tower of Power”. When the birth certificate is registered, a separate legal entity is created, like a mirror image of the flesh and blood human. This separate entity, or alter ego (THE ALL-CAPITAL LETTER NAME) is called the “straw man”. See Black’s Law 6th edition dictionary. And it is the “accommodation party” of the Uniform commercial Code §3-415. The “name” is credit. See Black’s 6th “accommodation party”.
Therefore the “right” or the use of a person’s energy has been separated from the title, or deed. The “straw man” now holds the title. Since the U.S. government created the straw man, it has the ability to transfer this entity to the government’s client who buys the title on the open market. The real live flesh and blood man or women has only naked possession of their energy and labour with the limited “right” to use the thing, like your body or your alleged possessions and land. Maybe that’s why courts have been known to dismiss civil rights suits on Civil Rule 12(b)(6) motions. This rule deals with “failure to state a title upon which relief can be granted”.
When the straw man violates some rule or statute, for instance a traffic rule, the flesh and blood real American is requested to appear at the arraignment and give the straw man’s name. Then, if found guilty of the offense, the government requires the surety to become due and payable by the flesh and blood person who is using the straw man. This is why a court requires an American to “voluntarily give” his or her name to the magistrate before the court can follow through with its jurisdiction.
At birth, American parents and the doctor become pledgers of a birth certificate title to a baby, let’s call him “Johnny.” The government becomes the recipient of this pledge for the future energy output of “Johnny”. The state converts the “title security document” into a bond, which is sold on the open market to finance the federal government. The bond holder is the secured party to receive the future energy output of Johnny.
Johnny is a mere naked holder and possessor of the body with no title. Under this system, Johnny’s “duty” is to labour for the secured party. The straw man, therefore, is the front man for the secured party holder of the bond. Whatever government document the straw man signs, he does so to place title to property in the hands of the UNITED STATES and the bond owner.
The straw man does not place title to the property into Johnny’s hands. That is because Johnny does not have title to the straw man. The straw man belongs to the UNITED STATES and the bond owner. In order for a U.S. citizen to get his or her liberty and independence back, he or she must first secure the title and ownership of the straw man. Then he or she controls the rights of the property that the straw man acquires. Check out Stating Your Claim.
The U.S. Secretary of State holds the registration for the United States corporation. The public side of the registration is the “corporate filings” at the state and county levels. The private side of the registration is the Uniform Commercial Code filings of the creditors to transactions. This registration by the private creditor is the highest priority of recognition by the state. If one is not registered, then one is believed to be “foreign” with no rights, private or public, except what is granted by the military law form as a privilege.
The Congress in session during the time the 14th Amendment was declared law provided people with a way to get out from under these provisions. It is called an Apostille. An Apostille allows you to deny or renounce your United States citizenship and receive diplomatic immunity. For total freedom, you also must file a UCC-1 lien against your strawman and a denial of corporate existence against the incorporated local and state governments.
To register the title to his body, a citizen must register and record his or her Birth Certificate in the private UCC-1 filings with the Secretary of State. Once the living soul has redeemed his or her Birth Certificate and filed notice of the redemption by a UCC-1 filing with the Secretary of State, then the living soul has the right of property ownership in himself through his straw man who now belongs to the living soul. Furthermore, the bond created and sold in the market place for the straw man now becomes the property of the living soul. The living soul now has the capacity to own real property by “allodium” and to own private chattel property by the process of the passover, redemption, chargeback, and discharge of public debt.
What’s in a name? Very simply, a name is CREDIT. For any unauthorized person to use the straw man’s name when they do not own the title to the straw man, is to violate the laws of “slander of credit”. Once you have redeemed the straw man and own it, then any further commercial process done by any person, like an attorney, a judge, or law enforcement office without your consent is slander of credit against your straw man. This is a federal criminal securities violation that means prison for them.
Until you redeem your straw man and register its title to you, the living soul, then your straw man becomes the source of the credit for the UNITED STATES to the public affairs of the nation through the “pledge” or gift of your property – your body and energy – to them for their use.”