Solid Resources and Brief Explanations from Anna Von Reitz
by Anna Von Reitz
I have been asked (indeed, hounded) by people desperately searching for reliable guides to inform their actions in favor of restoring the land-based and lawful government we are all owed.
This in turn requires some basic understandings, and rather than explain this to each of 390 million people, please read, post, and pass this on.
All forms of law except Natural Law (Law of Gravity, Law of Heredity, etc.) come from religion. This is because our religion establishes what we consider "right" and "wrong" and that in turn establishes our Law.
The Law of the Land in the Western World is based on the Mosaic Law of the Bible, which is common to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The Ten Commandments are the basis of the Law of the Land, which in this country is American Common Law. The Constitution is also formed under Common Law and is called the "Law of the Land" by the Federal Government to distinguish it as the "law" that they must obey when dealing with us, the people of the United States, and our unincorporated states on the land known as the States of America.
Justices, popularly called "judges" in our Common Law Courts are NOT members of any Bar Association, do not hold any titles of nobility, and serve as either Magistrates (as when a Justice of the Peace performs a marriage) or Members of the Court (as when they pronounce the sentence required by the Trial Jury).
Common Law Justices aka "Judges" do not instruct juries in the sense of telling them what to do or in the sense of interpreting the Law--- that is the job of the juries----justices serve as a resource if juries have questions about court procedures and that sort of thing, but they do not interfere with or direct or seek to influence the juries in their determinations. Common Law Justices take their instructions from juries, both Grand Juries and Trial Juries.
The Law of the Sea is international in nature and is based on the Law Merchant derived from the Code of Hammurabi (Maritime "Commercial" Law) and the Law of the Sea (Admiralty) which derived from the Satanic Law of Sumeria and the Phoenicians--- the source of the word "phony". This is the "legal" system of the sea jurisdiction as opposed to the "lawful" system of the land. As you might expect, the Law of the Sea is based on deceit, as it derives from the worship of the Father of All Lies.
The judges in these courts are either business administrators or acting as priests of the Crown Temple. They are required to be Bar Association attorneys by the rules of their Jural Societies called Bar Associations and have taken Oaths of Nullification, known as the Kol Nidre, which according to the underlying religion of the Sea allows them to void any agreement they make, break their word with impunity and act deceitfully (commit fraud) without consequence. These characters "simulate" judicial proceedings so as to --- in their own words in the Federal Code of Civil Procedure --- give an "appearance" of justice. These judges use juries as props in a play, and basically bully and "direct" juries to deliver whatever outcome the judge wants.
Law of the Land = Our Father, Law of the Sea = Lucifer.
There is also the Law of the Air, which is global in jurisdiction, and ecumenical. It has only three laws: keep the peace, do no harm, treat others as you would like to be treated yourself. If you obey these Laws of the Air, you automatically fulfill all other laws and stand above any other form of law.
Now that you know where law comes from and realize the distinctions between American Common Law and the international Law of the Sea, you will not be surprised by the rich feast of information contained in the following highly recommended textbook:
The Excellence of the Common Law by Brent Winters, available on Amazon.com.
This is NOT an inexpensive book ($70), nor is it light-weight, but it is the most readable, responsible, and enlightening book I have ever read concerning the Common Law, and it very helpfully compares and contrasts the Common Law against the sea-going Civil Law. It is also written in a way that is careful to explain legalese in a way that laymen can easily understand. Anyone who wishes to participate in and restore the American Common Law Court System as a Justice or other Member of the Court --- Clerks, Bailiffs,Sheriffs, Coroners--- should read this book from cover to cover.
For assistance in setting up lawful county and state governments on the land jurisdiction of the United States and filling vacated Public Offices: I highly recommend the Michigan General Jural Society publication and handbook called "From De Facto to De Jure".
This invaluable handbook is available for free download from the Anti-Corruption Society website and I am attaching a pdf "final draft" copy of it to be published on my website and distributed to my email distribution list. This is the most correct and comprehensive guide of its kind ever published and following it ensures that both the people and their Jural Societies act within the correct rules and right capacities so that they cannot be accused of subversion or insurrection.
For assistance in threading through the confusing maze of deceptively similar names and other means of misrepresentation and mischaracterization that have plagued us all for generations, I highly commend the work of Robb Ryder, and especially his YouTube video entitled "The Stile of this confederacy" available at this link:
Spend the hour this video requires and take notes. Then revisit it and take notes again. Repeat until you are able to easily tell the difference between "United States of America" and "The United States of America" and the various other distinctions used to confuse and defraud Americans.
These resources will enable you to (1) restore the American Common Law Courts, (2) rebuild your lawful government, and (3) translate your way through the best attempts of lawyers to obscure the true parties of interest in any "legal" process.
God bless Brent Winters, Michigan General Jural Society, and Robb Ryder who have done inestimable service for their fellowman and especially for the American people who stand in such need of these helps and instructions now.
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Judge Anna von Reitz
I am tired of arguing with ill-informed, well-intentioned Americans who have been lied to and deliberately confused for so many years they don’t know which end is up and can’t even read well. So I have boiled the Big Picture down to little couplets and sound bites.
Each one of these is critical to grasping both who we are and where we are in the current time.
So let’s begin:
The United States is a paid foreign subcontractor of the United States of America and always has been.
The United States provides nineteen enumerated “essential government services” for the United States of America.
United States Citizens and citizens of the United States are your employees and they are foreign employees.
The word “people” means “militia”.
The only “people” being referenced as “We, the People” in the Preamble of the Constitution are members of the victorious state militias that won the Revolutionary War. _______________________________________________________
You are born as a State National — a Virginian, Wisconsinite, New Yorker, etc. – with the option to serve as a State Citizen by accepting your duty to serve and support the county and state jural assemblies and the state militia or to serve in a public land jurisdiction office.
We, the People—State Citizens— are citizens of the United States of America. Notice the “of America” part of the name?
“We, the People” are NOT and have never been “United States Citizens” nor “citizens of the United States”.
United States Citizens are citizens of the United States, not the United States of America.
United States Citizens are not owed any of the guarantees of the Constitution. They are foreigners on our shores merely “residing” among us to provide “essential government services”, so they are not heirs of our land or our resources.
Only United States Citizens or citizens of the United States may vote in US elections.
You have been fooled into thinking that their elections are all your elections. They aren’t.
All the offices being filled and occupied —apart from those vacant public offices that are now being filled by returning American State Citizens— are private corporate offices, not public offices at all.
Your natural birthright standing as a State National was unlawfully converted when you were just a baby via a process of undisclosed and fraudulent contract with your Mother.
She was confused and induced to agree that you were a “United States Citizen”.
This created a legal presumption which was then used to create a false claim against your name and estate.
To overcome this presumption you have to rebut and repudiate it in the public record via an Act of Expatriation and other appropriate paperwork extricating yourself from the clutches of the United States.
Most importantly, you must “surrender” the US PERSON by signing over an authenticated Birth Certificate to the Secretary of the Treasury, appointing him your Fiduciary using an IRS Form 56, and directing him to convert the US ACCOUNT to the United States of America U.S. Treasury, without recourse.
That action proves beyond any doubt that you are not consenting and not desiring to act as a United States Citizen nor as a citizen of the United States. At the same time, you must establish a Private Registered Indemnity Bond, which you issue to cover your rump from any claims— past, present, or future— related to this ACCOUNT.
Recent reaction against this crime and fraud against the people of the United States of America has resulted in rallying international outrage against the United States, and much effort in the international jurisdiction to bring an end to the practices that have been used by the United States to press-gang and enslave Americans via undisclosed and purposefully deceitful adhesion contracts.
These are international crimes being carried out by employees against their employers.
The perpetrators of these crimes have been at it since 1860.
They have tried to claim that they are engaged in a perpetual war against the United States of America and therefore justified in practicing genocide on paper.
Recent research has revealed that the American Civil War was not a war, but an illegal mercenary action carried out on our shores. There is no Declaration of War by a land jurisdiction Congress. There is no actual Peace Treaty ending any such “war”.
Additional research has shown that the United States has attempted to overthrow the United States of America via the deliberate use of fraudulent grammar, deceptively similar names, and purposefully deceptive bookkeeping practices.
By literally using two sets of books and not disclosing large income streams by segregating them as “non-budgeted funds” and other improper bookkeeping conventions, the United States has amassed huge fortunes in public employee pension funds which are then used to invest in and control major sectors of the economy.
They have also accumulated a bogus “National Debt” of over $20 trillion dollars.
They have accumulated this debt in preparation for declaring the United States bankrupt.
They have named their United States Citizens and citizens of the United States and their State of State franchises as the sureties for the parent corporation’s debts—- intending to saddle the mischaracterized and misidentified American people with their own odious debts now, just as they did in the 1930’s.
Only this time, we caught them and have openly repudiated the odious debt.
This past week the US State Department and Department of Commerce were informed of certain mathematically inescapable facts. They and other departments and agency subcontractors have to account for the National Credit that is “missing” and which has not been applied to the so-called National Debt.
Oddly enough, and counter-intuitively, the Internal Revenue Service is our best friend.
The vermin responsible for this circumstance, primarily members of the American Bar Association, have sucked up trillions of dollars-worth of our National Credit and assets owed to Americans and have not paid a dime in income tax.
Everyone who has lost a home through foreclosure, everyone who has been victimized by court cases brought against US PERSONS, needs to claim the mortgage accounts and the case numbers via issuance of an IRS Form 1099A and report the courts, the judges, and the attorneys involved to the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations Division.
They will gladly extract the taxes from the criminals and boot them off the bench.
The states that are members of the United States of America union are all land jurisdiction states with actual land and actual borders. They operate under names like this: Wisconsin State, California State, and Nebraska State.
The “States of States”, such as the State of Wisconsin and State of California and State of Nebraska are all “inchoate” states run by the United States as “Territorial States” that are franchises of the United States of America (Minor)—a union of 57 inchoate “states” including the fifty franchises, the insular states, and the State of New Columbia— aka, District of Columbia.
The “STATES OF STATES” such as the STATE OF WISCONSIN and STATE OF CALIFORNIA and STATE OF NEBRASKA are all run as “Municipal States” that are franchises of the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MUNICIPAL CORPORATION.
The State and State of States Legislatures typically wear two hats.
When these elected bodies enact legislation pertaining to the actual land jurisdiction states, the results are Session Laws. These are Public Laws. They are not copyrighted. They appear with names like, “Louisiana State Session Laws”.
When these bodies switch hats, they enact legislation pertaining to the inchoate “State of State” and its employees, and the results are State Statutes. These are Private Laws. They are copyrighted and appear with names like “State of Alaska Statutes”.
This is possible because the United States allows for Dual Citizenship and lets its citizens hold both United States Citizenship and their native State Citizenship at the same time.
However, the actual States do not allow Dual Citizenship. You must choose and clearly declare your political status as a State Citizen in order to claim any valid granted authority related to the actual states and the United States of America.
This leads to the fact that there are a few actual State Citizens elected to serve in the various State of State Legislatures and in the Congress, too, who are the only ones able to elect, vote, enact, enroll, or appropriate funds in behalf of the actual states and the United States of America—-but they have been elected by United States Citizens.
No members of the Bar can participate in this elite mini-State Legislature and mini-Congress, whose members are often only a dozen or so in the House of Representatives, and less than that in the United States Senate.
It is upon the votes and honor of these very few men and women that the validity of the Session Laws and the Enrolled Acts of the States in Congress Assembled depend.
Because there are so few of them, it is impossible to conduct business that requires a majority of the states to participate.
They cannot even establish the quorum necessary to recall and reseat a land jurisdiction Continental Congress. Thus the actual Congress we are owed remains adjourned.
The character of the “laws” being passed, either public or private, and the outcome of all the legislation depends on the undisclosed political status of those being elected to office.
If you elect “United States Citizens” the bulk of what gets done favors the United States and results in statutory law.
If you elect State Citizens, the bulk of what gets done favors the United States of America and results in Public Law.
Since we are kept studiously ignorant and the political status of the candidates is not advertised, we cannot make a valid choice.
This silence is self-interested on both sides.
The United States is benefitted by having United States Citizens elected to office, because they then appropriate funds and take other actions beneficial for the United States.
The United States of America consolidates power in just a few individuals and is therefore enabled to more readily control them.
Since United States Citizens can only produce statutory law and State Citizens can only produce Public Law, both activities go on in tandem within the halls of what appears to be one “State” Legislature and one “United States” Congress.
By presuming that all Americans are Dual Citizens the United States ups its portion of the legislatures and the Congress, because this legal presumption requires determined action and rebuttal by individuals who know who they are and know what their proper political status is.
You have to actively reclaim your birth right political status. You have to knowingly choose to create and participate in your county and state jural assemblies and to join your state militia.
This leads to only the “cream of the crop” of knowledgeable and studious Americans wielding the real power of the United States of America and enjoying the wealth of our nation.
It also leads to the situation so aptly described by the Prophet Amos, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
Between the Blue-Blood Elitists who have betrayed the overall Public Good to feather their own nests and increase their own power, and the Renegade Employees on the other, the American people have been driven pillar to post, rightfully confused, dimly aware that something awful is going on and not able to account for it, not able to identify rank and file American State Citizens to elect to office and not even aware that there is a need to do so.
The land jurisdiction states still exist. The American People still exist. But our state offices are largely standing vacant because of the ignorance that pervades every corner of our nation. Our state militias have been stupidly given over to the control of State of State franchise Governors who are employees of the foreign United States, and who are predominately United States Citizens instead of State Citizens.
This ignorance and apathy and lack of open declaration of political status must end.
Though considered a private matter, political status is the ultimate determining factor in our elections, the quality of our representation, the honoring of our contracts, the protection of our rights, and the recognition of our standing in our own courts.
If you want to take America back, you have to start by reclaiming your own political status as an American State National—-firmly rebutting and expatriating from and surrendering the US PERSON(S) that identify you as a “United States Citizen”.
Then you have to take the next step, and become an American State Citizen by serving as a member of your county and state jural assemblies and either creating or joining the actual state militia operated by American State Citizens—- the People at last.
In this way, or by serving in an elected or appointed public State office, you can finally restore your political status and become one of “We, the People”.
How do you start?
1. Get your own affairs in order and repudiate any claim that you are a “United States Citizen”. Record your objection in public forums and records.
2. Next, join the National Assembly Training Call, Thursday Evenings, at nine p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 1-712-770-4170, Access Code 226823#.
4. Set up your own county jural assembly.
5. Establish a protocol for people to renounce “United States Citizen” status and a County Recorder’s Office to record their Acts of Expatriation and surrender of US PERSONS.
6. Conduct and run your own elections to fill the vacant public offices including the members of your unincorporated Common Law County Court: land jurisdiction Sheriff, Justices of the Peace, Clerks, Bailiff, Coroners, Recorders.
7. Set up means to identify the State Citizens.
8. Organize your states.
9. Organize your state militias.
10. Give Notice to the United States — and to the rest of the world. Let everyone know that the Americans are home again.
FROM DEFACTO TO DEJURE
HANDBOOK FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE PEACEFUL SOVEREIGN STATES OF AMERICA
On the face. this discussion might seem to be a matter of semantics, but upon closer inspection of the law, the distinction is quite clear. The term "citizen of the united states" was not defined in the original U.S. constitution, as that term was commonly understood to mean a "citizen of one of the several states of the union.. See Ex Parte Frank Knowles, 5 Cal. 300 wherein it states:
By metaphysical refinement, in examining our form of government, it might be correctly said that there is no such thing as a citizen of the United States. But constant usage - arising from convenience, and perhaps necessity, and dating from the formation of the Confederacy - has given substantial existence to the idea which the term conveys. A citizen of any one of the States of the Union, is held to be, and called a citizen of the United States, although technically and abstractly there is no such thing. To conceive a citizen of the United States who is not a citizen of some one of the states, is totally foreign to the idea, and inconsistent with the proper construction and common understanding of the expression as used in the constitution, which must be deduced from its various other provisions. The object then to be obtained, by the exercise of the power of naturalization, was to make citizens of the respective states.
Ex parte Knowles, 5 Ca. 300, 302 (1855)
Therefore, prior to the alleged ratification of the 14th Amendment, there was no legal definition of a "citizen of the United States", as everyone had primary citizenship in one of the several states. The Constitution referred to the sovereign state citizen, and no one else. Those who went to Washington, D.C. or outside the several states were commonly called "citizens of the United States." In the Constitution for the United States, the term was used to identify state citizens who were eligible under the suffrage laws to hold office, and they were required under the Constitution to have primary allegiance to one of the several states.
Since that term was not specifically defined in the U.S. Constitution, Congress in 1868 took advantage of this term and utilized it in the so-called 14th Amendment to describe a NEW type of "citizen" whose primary allegiance was to the federal government, i.e. Washington, D.C. and not to one of the several states of the union. Thus, using the term as used in the U.S. Constitution to mislead and confuse the people as to the true intent and meaning of the Constitution.
Many people have mistaken the citizen as denominated in the 14th Amendment to mean the same one in the original constitution, this is in error. The "citizen of the united states" as used in the constitution is not the same as the citizen of the United States used after the 14th Amendment. So all the elected officials are NOT sitting in the office constitutionally, they are merely impostors created by the 14th Amendment. The current President Clinton, is a U.S. citizen, and therefore not the "citizen of the united states" defined in the Constitution for the United States, neither the federal senators nor any congressmen are seated constitutionally. These facts being true, then all the federal laws are invalid for want of constitutionality.
The 14th Amendment creates and defines citizenship of the United States. It had long been contended, and had been held by many learned authorities, and had never been judicially decided to the contrary, that there was no such thing as a citizen of the United States, except by first becoming a citizen of some state.
United States v. Anthony (1874), 24 Fed. Cas. 829 (No. 14,459), 830.
We have in our political system a government of the United States and a government of each of the several states. Each one of these governments is distinct from the others, and each has citizens of its own who owe it allegiance, and whose rights, within its jurisdiction, it must protect. The same person may be at the same time a citizen of the United States and a citizen of a state, but his rights of citizenship under one of these governments will be different from those he has under the other.
U. S. v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542 (1875).
In other words, you do not have to be a citizen of the United States in order to be a state citizen. This was held to be true by the Maryland Supreme Court in 1966 wherein the state:
Both before and after the Fourteenth Amendment to the federal Constitution, it has not been necessary for a person to be a citizen of the United States in order to be a citizen of his state.
Crosse v. Bd. of Supvr,s of Elections, 221 A.2d. 431 (1966)
The federal government was never given any authority to encroach upon the private affairs of the citizens in the several states of the union, unless they were involved in import or export activity, neither were they given authority to reach a citizen of Germany living in Germany. In fact, the states could refuse to enforce any act of congress, that they felt was outside the intent of the granting of limited powers to the federal government. This is called interposition or nullification. Several state supreme courts have in the past refused to uphold federal laws within their states.
In fact, in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 54 (c) shows us that Congress knows and understands that federal laws do not apply within anyone of the several states of the union, but do apply in the Federal State (federal enclave) created by the Buck Act.
(c) Application of Terms. As used in these rules the following terms have the designated meanings.
"Act of Congress" includes any act of Congress locally applicable to and in force in the District of Columbia, in Puerto Rico, in a territory or in an insular possession.
"State" includes District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, territory and insular possession"
The Buck Act Title 4 U.S.C.S. § 110 (d) and (e) created this federal State within the boundaries of any state. IF Congress wanted to apply the Acts to all the sovereign states, they would only have to include the statement "the 50 sovereign states of the union of several states." But, this they did not do, as to do so would be in clear violation of the intended restrictions of the Constitution for the United States of America.
-- Richard McDonald's state Citizen BBS --