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

The three rights of all mankind.
If you think that Human rights are civil rights, read this first.
Governments are instituted among men to secure these rights.
Proof that government must protect you from all known methods of compulsion.

Are you an enemy of the State?

The Social Compact Theory of government

Selective Service Registration: Mandatory or Voluntary?

Public Education of Children: Mandatory or Voluntary?
Fundamentals for all homeschoolers.  Public Education is the tenth plank of The Communist Manifesto.

Child Vaccinations: Mandatory or Voluntary?

Pet licensing: 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.

Why do States exist?

Driver’s License: Mandatory or Voluntary?
Is “driving” a right or a government granted privilege?
And an essay on how lawyers keep changing the definition of the word license. Here.

SSNs: Mandatory or Voluntary?
Getting a Social Security Number is always voluntary.  (More… and More… and More… ).
And here is my SSN-Not-Required PowerPoint presentation.

How do you know if you have waived 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.

Beware of legal lingo.
Don’t be fooled.   Learn the language tricks that trap you.  The word must means may. The word shall sometimes means may.  Sometimes may means must. The word or means and.  The definition of regulate keeps changing. The word Required does not mean mandatory.  Laws are merely directory if they try to regulate a right.

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

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

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

Who owns your car?
Here is proof that the government owns “your” car.

Here are my essays on Health Care:
Socialized health care,  
Regulations of prescription medications, are they Constitutional?

Police Powers of the State

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 the feudal barbarism that enslaves you.

What is wrong with liberal thinking?: Part one. Two millennia of moral ethics reject socialism.
What is wrong with liberal thinking?: Part two.  Why Social justice hypocrites must deny that we are all created equal.  It is their major premise.

Presumed contracts that ensnare you.

Do not be fooled by the lawyer’s term “persons“.  And understand why corporations are persons.

Something is fishy in the United States.  Environmentalists have destroyed the fishing industry.

From whom do the kings of the earth exact tribute?
Proof that the IRS is not an agency of the U.S. government.

There is a reason that this word does not appear in the U.S. Constitution.

America’s Lost Liberty.
Exposing the injustice of Judicial activism.

Banks are the enemy of Capitalism.
A banking system is the fifth plank of the Communist Manifesto.  Communism cannot recognize individual rights, not even in America.

The Constitution requires a balanced budget.
This essay explains the forgotten history of direct taxes.

The Constitution does not change.
The U.S. Constitution is not a living document.

Things government forgot to tell you about the Social Security System.

the consequences of remaining silent.

An Easter Quiz to introduce you to my free PDF download on the only divine credential of Christ.

Welfare. Proofs that the U.S. Constitution does not allow for individual welfare.

Do not be fooled by hundreds of cunningly arranged lies appearing as truth.


It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
— Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1782

It ain’t what we don’t know that hurts us; it’s what we think we know that ain’t so.
— Will Rogers

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, A Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law,” No. 3, printed in Boston Gazette, 30 Sept. 1765

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
— Albert Einstein, letter to Jost Winteler, 1901.