Lessons for a free America

Make America free again. Make sense common again.

If Government controls every aspect of your life:
Learn to recognize the disinformation that enslaves you —
Overcome the obstacles —
Map your plan to escape —

By Steven D. Miller

Liberty Bell. Graceful grace once shed on thee from sea to shining sea. Not all lighthouses warn of danger. Militia minuteman in Concord.

You can be easily tricked out of your rights. 

The US Supreme Court tells us that there are three reasons that we are tricked out of our rights: “an official command, … has some coercive tendency, either because of ignorance of their rights on the part of those whom it purports to command or their natural respect for what appears to be an official command, or because of their reluctance to test the … validity by litigation.” — We will study these later.

America has been conquered by Collectivist central planners who are trained to cunningly deceive you. Most people are deceived out of their rights by bullies that impose cleverly written regulations that appear to apply to everyone1 — but which only apply to a few government granted privileges.  Learn their dirty tricks and avoid enslavement. People are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

Learn to question counterfeit authority. The chaos around us will vanish just as Thomas Jefferson suggested in 1816:

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish….”

United States of America, once extoled as a shining beacon of virtue guiding the world -- has lost it's freedoms.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions will vanish

Pay attention to the lighthouses that are here to warn you. Do not shipwreck your life on the jagged rocks of reality.  I am here to enlighten the people generally AND to guide you away from danger.

You are under strong delusion.

The lessons presented here will expose lies of “the powers that be” — “the system” — the hidden “they” — “the shadow government” — the Cabal — The deep State — that have infiltrated and control all branches of government.

Understand the deceptions. (The False Narratives. The Disinformation Propaganda. The Gaslighting.) that have been used by dictators for millennia,  Then Repent — turn around —  Restore traditional Americana.

Traditional moral values are the key to freedom. The Bible assures us that the law is not made for the righteous.  This immunity of righteousness was a foundation of the Declaration of Independence.  The first sentence said the Laws of Nature’s God entitle government to exist.  This immunity of righteousness was repeated in law textbooks that existed when the original State Constitutions were written — “neither can any other law possibly exist… for we are all created equal…”  Stand fast in the liberty that was bestowed on America, and be not enslaved again by bondage. — The truth shall set you free — But don’t blame the Globalist agenda.  Do not resist evil — but don’t cooperate with them.

This website will change your life only if you are willing to lose your delusions and accept the truths that will set you free.  I will tell you your transgressions even if you don’t like it.  Actions speak louder than words.  It is your actions that will set you free — or enslave you.

free lessons for a free america
Many lies do not become truth.

If the chaos around you doesn’t make sense, find out why.
If global turmoil just doesn’t make sense, then find out why.
If our social, political, economic, educational, healthcare, and moral decay just doesn’t make sense, then find out why.

I’m Steven D. Miller.  I wrote every page on this website.  Join me in pondering the many lies that enslave us. There are free lessons for a free America. I have questioned the standard narratives for three decades and I have warned you about deception for two decades.  I intend to guide you to the truth and warn you away from unfounded theories that have destroyed others. I will correct any errors you may find here.

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There has been a long history to suppress a free America

You consented to be governed.

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Rights only come with responsibilities.  If you want your rights back, you must become responsible.

  • DO NOT covet your neighbor’s wealth to make yourself more comfortable.  The Government social welfare system can only give to you what it takes from others. Government must take from others with a system of force, fear and violence. Forced charity is NOT charity.  The Christian social welfare system took care of the less fortunate until the 1930’s. It used (and still uses) a system of faith, hope and charity. A social welfare system that loves your neighbors is very different than a system that violently takes from your neighbors.
  • If you cannot be responsible enough to manage yourself, DO NOT try to manage others with a vote.
  • If you volunteer into the federal government, by availing yourself of federal benefits, you confess that you are ungrateful for your freedoms. “The civil laws reduce an ungrateful freedman to his original slavery” Libertinum ingratum leges civiles in pristinam servitutem redigunt.
  • According to the U.S. Supreme Court even the Amish lose their religious liberty if they get a Social Security Number.

You must understand your rights or you will not recognize Government Overreach. 

  • Bullies in high places don’t care what authority they really have.
  • People are deceived out of their rights3 by legalities they did not understand.
  • If you don’t know your rights, you will lose them.  If you don’t know how to defend your rights in their courts, you will lose them.
  • You cannot overcome your slave attitude until you understand your rights.  You cannot set yourself free until you know why you were trapped.

Wake up and notice the boot on your head

 

Government overreach is much more than a boot on your head

You have a duty to protect your government.
You have a duty to correct your government.
You have a duty to control your government.
You will have a free America when you are responsible enough to control it.

All your life, you have been taught to resist Truth.

AMERICA HELD CAPTIVE — Part 1 — How to recognize freedom if you see it
And don’t miss topic #15 What about Jury Duty?

AMERICA HELD CAPTIVE — Part 2 — How to recognize authority when you see it

AMERICA HELD CAPTIVE — Part 3 — How to recognize your slavery when you see it.
Every Law Dictionary will tell you “The civil laws reduce an ungrateful freedman to his original slavery”

AMERICA HELD CAPTIVE — Part 4 — How to recognize oppression when you see it
There are only two countries on this planet that tax their own citizens wherever they live. USA and Eritrea. According to Human Rights Watch, the Eritrean human rights record is among the worst in the world. The USA has 25% of the world’s prisoners.

AMERICA HELD CAPTIVE — Part 5 — How to recognize conspiracy when you see it

AMERICA HELD CAPTIVE — Part 6 — How to recognize martial law when you see it
Understand the boot on your face.

AMERICA HELD CAPTIVE — Part 7 — How to recognize tyranny when you see it

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NotFooledByGovernment.com -- Free Lessons for a Free America

Those who receive not a love for the truth shall receive strong delusion that they should believe a lie.

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What is government?

• What is the purpose of government?
• Why would anyone create a government?
• >What authorizes government to exist?
• Should government exist?

All these questions are easily explained.  See my essays on Government and The intent of the Founders.

We were born free with The three rights of all mankind.

  • Here is the understanding of our rights under the original founding of the United States.
  • According to the Declaration of Independence, Governments are instituted among men to secure Creator-endowed unalienable rights. You had a God-given right to your free-will.  The received-law-of-the-land recognized your right to your free-will.
  • It is because you had an unalienable right to your free-will that governments must protect you from all known methods of compulsion.

We are all created equal.   Freedom in America   — the sad story of our lost freedom

  • No equal would ever salute another equal. One only salutes superiors.  Equals will not consent to be governed.
  • This is a short essay to prove that you waived your rights, even your religious liberty.
  • You were free from federal laws until you volunteered.
  • You volunteered by applying for federal benefits.

Rights only come with responsibilitiesGovernment encourages us to be irresponsible. The civil laws reduce an ungrateful freeman to slavery.  If you confessed on a government document that you are ungrateful for your freedom, the civil law in America has a right to control you. You will have a free America when you deserve it.

Insightful Quotes


\"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.”
— Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1782
\"There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
— Soren Kierkegaard
\"Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so!”
— October 27, 1964 Ronald Reagan speech on television “A Time for Choosing”.
[Ronald Reagan was a former Democrat]
\"Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people. … The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing. ”
— JOHN ADAMS, Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law No. 3, Boston Gazette, 30 Sept. 1765

\"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. ”
— Albert Einstein, letter to Jost Winteler, 1901.
\"When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. ”
— Benjamin Disraeli, Contarini Fleming – A Psychological Romance, Part 6, Chapter 3

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
-- Benjamin Franklin, November 11, 1755; Reply to the Governor.
“It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.”
-- Thomas Sowell, August 18, 2000 column
Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges.
The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government.
— Gaius Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator, circa 100 AD, Annals of Tacitus, Book III, page 27.
“The giver of the law most owes the law allegiance. He of all beings should behave as if the law compels him. But it is the universal failing of mankind that what we are given to administer, we promptly presume we own.”
-- H.G. Wells, OUTLINE OF HISTORY, 1920, speaking to the excesses of the Popes during the Dark Ages

\"None are so hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. ”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Elective Affinities, 1809
\"The tax collector is never esteemed a lovable man. His methods are too blunt and his powers too obnoxious.\"
-- attributed to President Woodrow Wilson, Seattle Times, August 16, 1981, page H1

\"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.\"
-- Abraham Lincoln

\"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing\"
-- Edmund Burke, April 23, 1770
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.”
-- Patrick Henry, June 5, 1788 quoted in Elliot’s Debates Vol 3, page 45
\"The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he breaks, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime.\"
-- John Philpot Curran, July 10, 1790
\"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.\"
-- Edmund Burke, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents (1770)
\"Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and prepare your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trampling on the rights of others you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you.\" -- Abraham Lincoln, September 11, 1858
\"It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.\"
-- Horace Greeley
[Stop getting your religion from people who want to enslave you.]

“Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 B.C.
“No man survives when freedom fails, ...
And those who cry ‘appease, appease’ Are hanged by those they tried to please.”
-- Hiram Mann
\"in questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution.\"
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, 17 November 1798
\"To violate man\'s rights means to compel him to act against his own judgment... there is only one way to do it: by the use of physical force. There are two potential violators of man’s rights: the criminals and the government. The great achievement of the United States was to draw a distinction between these two — by forbidding to the second the legalized version of the activities of the first.\"
-- Ayn Rand essay \"Man\'s Rights\", April 1963 issue of The Objectivist Newsletter

“Timid men ... prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.”
-- Thomas Jefferson, April 24, 1796, Letter to Phillip Mazzei
\"The economic ills we suffer have come upon us over several decades.... In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. \"
-- Ronald Reagan first inaugural address January 20, 1981
Maxim of Law:
\"The civil laws reduce an ungrateful freedman to his original slavery\"
Libertinum ingratum leges civiles in pristinam servitutem redigunt.
\"Those who already walk submissively will say there is no cause for alarm. But submissiveness is not our heritage. The First Amendment was designed to allow rebellion to remain as our heritage.\"
-- US Supreme Court, Laird v. Tatum, 408 US 1, page 28
“Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish ... the diffusion of knowledge among the people is to be the instrument by which it is to be effected.”
-- Thomas Jefferson letter to Pierre S. Dupond de Nemours on April 24, 1816

\"...but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he already knows ... what is laid before him.”
-- attributed to Leo Tolstoy, 1894\"
\"The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been
introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.\"
-- attributed to J Edgar Hoover in The Elks Magazine issue of August 1956
\"Where-ever law ends, tyranny begins, ... whosoever in authority ... makes use of the force he has under his command ... which the law allows not, ceases in that to be a magistrate; and, acting without authority, may be opposed, as any other man, who by force invades the right of another.\"
-- John Locke\'s Second Treatise of Government, Sec. 202.

\"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. \"
-- Samuel Adams, speech at the Pennsylvania State House, 1 August 1776
\"I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.\"
-- Thomas Jefferson letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush - Sep. 23, 1800
“...and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them.”
-- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher BBC interview, Feb. 5, 1976
\" The individual may stand upon his constitutional rights as a citizen. . . . He owes nothing to the public so long as he does not trespass upon their rights... An individual may lawfully refuse to answer incriminating questions unless protected by an immunity statute.\"
-- U.S. Supreme Court, Hale v. Henkel, 201 US 43, at page 74
\"Waivers of Constitutional rights not only must be voluntary, but must be knowing, intelligent acts done with sufficient awareness of the relevant circumstances and likely consequences\"
-- U.S. Supreme Court in Brady v. United States, 397 U.S. 742
\"But should the People of America, ...while it is practicing Iniquity and Extravagance; ...while it is rioting in rapine and Insolence: this Country will be the most miserable Habitation in the World.\"
-- John Adams letter to Massachusetts Militia, 11 October 1798
\"We have no Government ... capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by morality and Religion. Avarice, Ambition, Revenge or Galantry, would break the strongest Cords of our Constitution .... Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.\"
-- John Adams letter to Massachusetts Militia, 11 October 1798

\"But freedoms of speech and of press, of assembly, and of worship may not be infringed on such slender grounds. They are susceptible of restriction only to prevent grave and immediate danger to interests which the State may lawfully protect.\"
-- U.S. Supreme Court in WV Board of Education v. Barnetee, 319 U.S. 624 (1943)
\"The privilege against self-incrimination is neither accorded to the passive resistant, nor the person who is ignorant of his rights, nor to one indifferent therein. …. It cannot be claimed by attorney … It is valid only when insisted upon by a belligerent claimant in person.\"
-- US v. Johnson 76 FSupp 538

‘Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.’
-- John Webbe, in an essay published in Ben Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette on April 1, 1736.
“A nation of well-informed men, who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them, cannot be enslaved.”
-- Henry Stuber biography of Ben Franklin in the 1793 edition of Franklin’s autobiography.
“If Virtue and Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great Security\" --Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, quoted in Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, page 217, 1779
\"Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.”
-- Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 19, 1787.
“While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.”
-- Samuel Adams letter to James Warren quoted in The Writings of Samuel Adams, Cushing, ed., vol. 4, page 124, 1779

Edmond Pendleton, speech in Virginia Ratifying Convention June 5, 1788 debated Patrick Henry in his opposition to the phrase “We the People”: “Permit me to ask the gentleman who made this objection, who but the people can delegate powers? Who but the people have the right to form government?”
“It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people.”
-- Richard Henry Lee letter to Colonel Martin Pickett, quoted in The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Ballagh, ed., vol. 2, p.411, 1786
“When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.”
-- Thomas Paine, Common Sense: and The American Crisis I”, p.38
\"... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? ... Let them take arms...\"
-- Thomas Jefferson on November 13, 1787 letter to future Congressman William S. Smith
[Those were not the words of an angry young radical fighting in the Revolutionary War. This was the former Governor of Virginia, and Ambassador to France, the man who proposed the Bill of Rights.]

\"The real rulers of a nation are undiscoverable.\" -- Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter,
quoted in an article titled “Globalists Run U.S., Says Sen. Malone” in the Chicago Daily Tribune, April 25, 1949, p. 1
Felix Frankfurter was one of the founders of the ACLU
\"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.\"
-- Albert Einstein, translated from Einstein\'s tribute to Pablo Casals (30 March 1953)
\"History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.\"
-- General Douglas MacArthur prophesied in his speech December 12, 1951

\"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.\"
-- President Kennedy in his address to the diplomatic corps on March 13, 1962.
\"He who can alter my state of mind, is my master.\"
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson speech, August 31, 1837
\"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.\" -- Luke 16:10

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List of other topics on this website:

  • Is there an honest lawyer?
    Attorneys must attorn.  If you hire an attorney, you have confessed allegiance to their system.
    They cannot help you attack their feudal barbarism that enslaves you.
    All those lawyer jokes are a warning.  Yet the bar association insists that everyone knows that lawyers cannot lie.
  • Are you an enemy of the State?
  • The Social Compact Theory of government is the theory that you agreed to submit to government.  It did not exist under the U.S. Constitution.
  • Selective Service Registration: Mandatory or Voluntary?
  • Income Tax: Mandatory or Voluntary?
    Graduated Income Tax is the second plank of the Communist Manifesto. Communism cannot recognize individual rights, not even in America.
  • Did you waive your right to earn wages, thereby making your wages taxable?
    People are deceived out of their rights by legalities they did not understand.
    A forced signature is not a signature.  It is a crime to force a signature.
    What did you voluntarily sign, under penalty of perjury, on a permanent irrevocable federal document, that tricked you out of your rights?
  • Knowledge leads to Wisdom
    Learn to recognize government deception. Learn to stand up to government bullies and lawyers.
  • Water rights.
    The official “explanation” why all water belongs to the State.  And don’t miss my article on Stormwater regulations.
  • Gun Control and your right to self defense.
  • What is wrong with socialism?: Part one. Two millennia of moral ethics reject socialism.
    What is wrong with socialism?: Part two.  Why Social justice hypocrites must deny that we are all created equal.  Even though it is their major premise.
  • Something is fishy in the United States.  Environmentalists have destroyed the fishing industry. Special court rules prevent them from redress of grievance. US Fisheries are no longer sustainable because Communists control the means of production.
  • From whom do the kings of the earth exact tribute?
    Understand that direct taxation of citizens throughout history has always been prohibited since Biblical times.  And proof that the IRS is not an agency of the U.S. government.
  • Civil Law in the U.S.
    Here are maxims of law enforced by every court, to explain when we must be controlled.
  • The Pledge of Allegiance
    When a government is overthrown, the over-throwers do not demand allegiance from the people.  Children at government schools must be indoctrinated to violate their parents’ culture. The next generations will be ignorant of traditional values.
    Now that everyone was taught to automatically worship an artificial entity, the Real ID laws can demand allegiance. Even though the U.S. Supreme Court once declared that forced allegiance is always abhorrent in the U.S.

HOMESCHOOLERS MAY BE INTERESTED IN

  • My free essays on Public Education, Vaccinations and Civics.  And don’t miss my book on Family Rights.
  • My content on this website provides plenty of opportunity to practice writing letters to public officials — but don’t be discouraged by their not understanding your basic questions.
  • Homeschoolers who are under the age of 18 have a great advantage the rest of us do not have. They can rescind their prior contracts (such as SSNs and licenses) when they turn 18 with no explanation required. Details are in your State’s emancipation laws. You will have 20 days to rescind contracts after you turn 18.  Otherwise to rescind your contracts (express or implied) you will need solid proof that you were tricked out of your rights. Ignorance of the law is never an excuse.

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You are our only hope.
Think before you
Speak — Read before you Think.

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1. The Constitution controls government. The Constitution also secures the blessings of liberty. There is no conflict in these two duties of government. You live in a free country. Government performs the functions delegated to them by the Constitution (according to the 10th Amendment).  There is no government outside the delegated functions (except they can step-in to save a life, just like anyone else). Government did not impair the obligation of contracts (with safety laws, minimum wage laws, tax laws on any common occupations of life, etc.). People are subject only to laws promulgated specifically to them.  Laws are promulgated ONLY to specific persons who are performing government granted privileges. If you are not performing a privilege, do not be tricked into volunteering. Learn how to stand up to bullies.  You are often ensnared into legalities by your respect for what appears to be authority. Learn the rules of Statute construction and find out why.

2. For those who are Bible believers: The LORD Himself warned you in Fist Samuel 8:5-17 that elected government will tax, tax and tax until you cannot stand it (and back then it was just 10% tax).  You were warned that your government would take, take, take, take, take and take until society collectively wants God back into their life, but God will not answer your prayers according to First Samuel 8:18 (God honored your free-will, you got what you wanted, stop complaining).

3. Many people think that rights come from government. They have been fooled. Rights do NOT come from government. Government can only take away rights. The Bill of Rights DOES NOT grant any rights. The Bill of Rights adds further restrictions on government. The bill itself (Link) stipulates its purpose:
“in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added”.

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You may also be interested in my book The Citizen Cannot Complain for only $4.50.  I explain the many ways that you waived your rights. Available as PDF download, or as any of the eBook formats.

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Before you map your plan to escape, you must prepare to settle their dispute with you in the forum they will throw you into.

If you are an unfortunate victim of government overreach, you may be interested in How To Win In Court” self-help course. Learn the procedures and practices that run American courts. If you do not know how to defend your rights in their courts, you will lose. If you don’t know how to control the judge, you will lose.  For less cost than one hour with a lawyer, you can have enough knowledge to fight your own battles.

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, AND SUGGESTIONS HERE.
Feedback is welcome.  I will correct any error that you may find on these pages.

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WARNING

Ecclesiastes 1:18 (NKJV):
For in much wisdom is much grief,
And he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

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