Advice to Sovereign “Citizens”

I try to inform people that they have been fooled out of their rights by legalities that they do not understand.  I present verifiable facts and laws to prove these legalities.  Some people do not bother to read my essays yet insist my work somehow promotes wacko Sovereign Citizen schemes. 

I’ve noticed that I have two categories of critics.  Those who refuse to believe they are slaves, and those who refuse to believe they are free.  I’ve noticed that each side wants to obey their own lawgiver.  Which is the same struggle that existed under the Roman occupation of Acts 5:29.  Even today, every law dictionary will tell you

  •  “The civil laws reduce an ungrateful freedman to his original slavery” Libertinum ingratum leges civiles in pristinam servitutem redigunt
  • “All men are freemen or slaves.” Omnes hominess aut liberi sunt aut servi.

That’s right.  You are either free or you are a slave. Civil laws reduced you when you applied for socialist benefits (such as SSN).
Don’t claim to live in a free country if you have never seen freedom.

YES, there are plenty of reasons to believe that “We The People” created government.  Yet most Americans are timid deluded submissive wimps who believe they are slaves. They have been dumbed down by public school systems that no longer teach civics.

This is what I know about authority.  Tell me what part I don’t understand.

  • We the people are the jura summi imperii to which our civil servants owe allegiance. Those who created a government are responsible for controlling what they create.

  • “at the Revolution, the sovereignty devolved on the people; and they are truly the sovereigns of the country—but they are sovereigns without subjects (unless the African slaves among us may be so called)—and have none to govern but themselves—the citizens of America are equal as fellow citizens, and as joint tenants in the sovereignty.”
    — 2 US 471
    — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay, Chisolm v. Georgia, 18 February 1798.
    This was the decision that led to the Eleventh Amendment.

  • US Supreme Court in Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 US 356, page 370: “While sovereign powers are delegated to … the government, sovereignty itself remains with the people..”

  • US Supreme Court in Julliard v. Greenman: 110 US 421: “there is no such thing as a power of inherent sovereignty in the government of the United States. It is a government of delegated powers, supreme within its prescribed sphere, but powerless outside of it. In this country, sovereignty resides in the people, and congress can exercise no power which they have not, by their constitution, intrusted to it; all else is withheld.”

  • US Supreme Court in Luther v. Borden, 48 US 1at page 47: “No one, we believe, has ever doubted the proposition that, according to the institutions of this country, the sovereignty in every State resides in the people of the State, and that they may alter and change their form of government at their own pleasure.

  • Under our Constitution, in 1798, Vice President Thomas Jefferson reassured the people of Kentucky that they were free from all federal laws, except for the three crimes mentioned in the Constitution, “and no other crimes whatever”. He went on to say “(and all other their acts which assume to create, define, or punish crimes other than those enumerated in the Constitution) are altogether void and of no force, and that the power to create, define, and punish such other crimes is reserved, and of right appertains solely and exclusively to the respective States, each within its own Territory.”

We are all created equal. Equals have no duty to obey other equals. Equals would never salute another equal. Equals would never swear oaths to other equals. We are all created equal. We remain equal until we swear oaths (under penalty of perjury) to a superior.

We are born free. With Creator-granted unalienable rights. Governments are instituted among men to secure those unalienable rights. We are born with the three rights of all mankind. These rights could never be “required by the laws of society to be sacrificed to public convenience … ” The preservation of these rights, inviolate, secured the preservation of civilized society (according to the introduction to the 1769 book  Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Law, Book 4 — this link is to an 1803 revision that includes American law.) READ IT.

If you were to actually read what the understanding of our rights were when the States wrote their constitutions you would notice The purpose of government was to protect your God-given free will from all known methods of compulsion.

jura summi imperii

“Sovereignty resides in the people”
— James Wilson (signer of the U.S. Constitution)

To the founders, sovereignty means the final authority. The jura summi imperii.

John Jay (first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court), address to the people of New York, April 15, 1788:

“The Constitution only serves to point out that part of the people’s business, which they think proper by it to refer to the management of the persons therein designated—those persons are to receive that business to manage, not for themselves, and as their own, but as agents and overseers for the people to whom they are constantly responsible, and by whom only they are to be appointed…”

Patrick Henry, Virginia Ratifying Convention on June 14, 1788:

“The governing persons are the servants of the people.”

The people are in charge, they have final authority.

Patrick Henry, Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 9, 1788:

‘The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.’

Life (and death) without government

Andrew Jackson survived three duels BEFORE we elected him as President. His campaign slogan was “the common man”. It is a constitutional right for a common man to settle his disputes without government. Government cannot interfere. Don’t be fooled. Yes, the common voter, living in liberty, respects a man who risks death defending his honor. In a free nation, Andrew Jackson earned enough respect to be elected as a defender of everyone’s honor.

We are no longer free. We do not have any of the three rights of all mankind.

  • We cannot sell our labor without a wage authorization number.
  • The right of self-defense against corporal assaults includes the right to control our healthcare without government permission, yet we cannot defend ourselves with life-saving medicines with without getting permission from government approved sources. Right here in a nation where 100 years ago everyone knew that we needed a Constitutional Amendment to ban a substance. Where Coca-Cola once contained cocaine. Where you could order opium from the Sears Catalog.
  • We cannot travel by interstate bus, train, car, or plane without government issued travel pass.
  • We cannot cash a paycheck (to buy or sell in everyday transactions) without a government issued mark. In the same country where The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Marbury v. Madison that elected officers of government could not be issued ID credentials to prove who they are — We don’t need no stinking badges.  Which is the same country where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Aptheker v. Secretary of State, 378 U.S. 500 in 1964: “… the use of identification papers are routine matters under totalitarian regimes, yet abhorrent in the United States.” .

America ended up with the Government it deserves. Abraham Lincoln, in his First Inaugural Address, told us that whenever citizens “grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.” If you don’t understand why a president would tell citizens they can overthrow government, then you will never understand why a nation is sovereign.

So-called Sovereign Citizens have a bad name because they keep losing in court. They promote all kinds of wacko theories in court and expect to be honored.  They copyright their name and think no one else can call their name.  They file a lien against their birth certificate.  They insist in court that the Queen still rules the world.  Or the pope.  But they don’t file any evidence to prove it. They insist that there is a Treasury account with their name, and that they can draw funds from it.  They insist the courts are admiralty courts and therefore have no jurisdiction, whereas admiralty courts are legitimate judicial courts that would recognize common law rights.   The courts know where their authority comes from, which is why they fly the flag of the authority they represent. It is your duty to know what authority it represents. And where that authority comes from. And which courts protect you from it.  And how to challenge jurisdiction.

You cannot defend your Creator-endowed unalienable rights without knowing how to defend them in just-us courts. I recommend an online law course. All the basic court procedures and practices are explained in “How To Win In Court” self-help course. You cannot defend you rights if you don’t know the court rules. It cost less than one hour of what you would pay for a lawyer.  Click here for a tour of the online Law Course.

You may also be interested in my book The Citizen Cannot Complain.

Here is more information, Sovereign Citizens Make Pro Se Litigants Look Silly

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